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Are You Cashed Out On Hardware Or Cashing In On Cloud?

Eight out of 10 respondents to the 2012 CIO Tech Poll: IT Economic Outlook cite revenue growth as a top priority. For guidance on turning your IT organization into less of a cost center and more of a revenue center, check out the new CIO/IDG Research whitepaper, Cashing in on Cloud, commissioned by Rackspace Hosting with insights from Gerardo Dada, Rackspace Director of Product Marketing,

The paper explores the evolving IT environment and how enterprise IT professionals can seize opportunities to leverage technology and talent to advance business goals. “Smart IT leaders are getting out of the data center business because they understand it is a distraction to operate a data center and they will never do as good a job as a specialist,” Dada says in the whitepaper.

With pure cloud and hybrid cloud models, businesses have the flexibility of integrating cloud-based elements with dedicated or on-premises resources to achieve their optimal infrastructure while maintaining control over security- or compliance-sensitive IT elements.

To help refocus the role of IT, the whitepaper offers a checklist of steps to consider as a business moves deeper into the cloud. A key step highlighted is finding a strategic partner. Our Enterprise Cloud Services team, powered by an elite group of enterprise IT specialists can help with the process of strategy development, assessment, design, migration, implementation and ongoing optimization business.

Read Cashing in on Cloud or learn more about how Rackspace Enterprise Cloud Services can help you get started cashing in on the cloud now.

About the Author

This is a post written and contributed by Lizetta Staplefoote.

Lizetta Staplefoote is a Rackspace Marketing Copywriter with a decade of experience writing about small business challenges for healthcare, real estate, and technology. Her passion is researching and writing about the impact of cloud computing. When she's not wordsmithing, she enjoys hanging out with her sons, exploring the Blue Ridge Mountains, and feeding her music addiction.


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