Cloud computing increases business agility

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Forbes: A new survey says "business agility" has become the primary advantage being delivered by the cloud.

Business agility leads the list of drivers for adopting cloud computing, with nearly a third of respondents (32 percent) saying it was their primary reason for pursuing cloud. This was followed by increased innovation (14 percent), lower costs (14 percent), and the ability to scale up and down in response to variations in business demand (13 percent).

Business agility is one of those amorphous, ill-defined states that could mean any number of things. It means more profitability, faster time to market, greater ability to spin up new programs, create new products, hire new people, retain people — pick any. What’s important is not only speed, but doing the right things.

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