Can Cloud Computing Clear the Air? – CFO Magazine – April 2011 Issue – CFO.com

Here is a subject I know many CFOs and small and medium business owners are discussing: Cloud Computing. I’ll post my own thoughts on cloud computing next week but I thought I’d share others to help you make your own assessments and decisions.

Can Cloud Computing Clear the Air?

By working together to assess this highly touted IT paradigm, CFOs and CIOs may foster a beautiful friendship.

David Rosenbaum – CFO Magazine

April 1, 2011

Science-fiction legend Arthur C. Clarke famously wrote that “any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” For many years that dictum had a corporate manifestation, with the IT function a seeming source of magic, officiated by a priest-class of techno-wizards who uttered arcane charms and knew far more about machines than customers.

But here comes cloud computing, promising to transform IT into something no more mysterious than electricity: flip a switch and access all the computing power and applications you need.

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About Tiffany C. Wright - The Resourceful CEO

Tiffany C. Wright is the author of “The Funding Is Out There! Access the Cash You Need to Impact Your Business” and “Solving the Capital Equation: Financing Solutions for Small Businesses.” She is the founder of The Resourceful CEO, which helps owners of small/medium-sized businesses prepare their businesses for sale. Tiffany has an MBA from the Wharton School of Business, sits on non-profit boards and serves as a business mentor with the Cherie Blair Foundation.
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