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1 Why Should Your Company Invest in the Cloud? DATA MANAGEMENT FOR THE FUTURE

2 Bloomberg Businessweek: "Enter the Cloud With Caution" Harry Lewis, August 04, 2008 "Managing computer systems distracts attention from your real business. Computers crash, and you fume helplessly as the IT staff restores your ordinary workflow. Just when everything seems to be stable, your software needs to change, or your systems are too small or too slow."

3 What is Cloud Computing? A way to access software or hardware resources that are stored in a remote data center The ability to "lease" computing power or use software by accessing it over the Internet A way for companies to outsource their IT needs to a more experienced and competent service provider

4 What Can the Cloud Do For Your Company?

5 Data Storage Box IT System Replacement Amazon Software as a Service Salesforce.com, Google Documents Different Ways to Use the Cloud

6 Greater Flexibility Increased Efficiency o Focus on company's main function Reduction of Investment Business Benefits of the Cloud

7 Intercontinental Hotel Groups Salesforce.com Amazon Web Services Netflix o Streaming movies and television shows o Notre Dame o Google apps o Box Organizations making use of the Cloud

8 Security Lack of control Service availability Integration issues Concerns in the Cloud

9 Is the Cloud right for you? Yes...for some things

10 Questions?

11 modelhttp://searchenterprisewan.techtarget.com/feature/Benefits-of-a-software-as-a-service- model worldbusinessweek-business-news-stock-market-and-financial- worldbusinessweek-business-news-stock-market-and-financial- cautionbusinessweek-business-news-stock-market-and-financial-advicehttp://www.businessweek.com/stories/ /enter-the-cloud-with- cautionbusinessweek-business-news-stock-market-and-financial-advice %20ground.htmhttp://www.nd.edu/~kmatta/MGT30660/Articles/Where%20the%20cloud%20meets%20the %20ground.htm vercast.htmhttp://www.nd.edu/~kmatta/MGT30660/Articles/Cloud%20Security%20Is%20Looking%20O vercast.htm Works Cited


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