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Enterprise Cloud Forum: Maximize ROI In This New Cloud World

Traditional ROI models only focus on simple cost benefits and overlook the real value of cloud. So how are we supposed to calculate and maximize ROI in this new cloud world?

In the latest installment of the Enterprise Cloud Forum, Stacy Williams, Director of IT Production Support, and I recently discussed how enterprises are leveraging a cloud business model to maximize ROI.

Click here for access to the presentation and mp3 recording of the discussion, in which Stacy and I answered these key questions:

  • How should we think of ROI differently in the cloud?
  • What are the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to measure your Return on Cloud?
  • How can we integrate project-based accounting for real-time ROI?
  • How does the cloud enable first mover advantage to maximize profits?

And, be sure to join us on May 21 when three C-level Rackers – Suaad Sait, CMO; Steve Mills, CIO; and Karl Pichler, CFO – challenge the status quo and discuss their shifting roles in a cloud world. Register now.

About the Author

This is a post written and contributed by Rafat Shaheen.

Rafat is passionate about new technology areas where innovation curve is typically high. He has more than 20 years of experience in enterprise solutions architecture, consulting, business development, and architecture-led repeatable enterprise solutions. He joined Rackspace Strategy and Architecture Advisory Services team in 2012 to support its rapidly growing enterprise business.

Prior to joining Rackspace, Rafat worked at Hewlett Packard as the lead architect for their cloud business in the western area where he led cloud workshops, architected enterprise solutions, and delivered many successful deployments and key wins for a wide spectrum of fortune 500 U.S companies. He also worked at Sun Microsystems (Oracle) for ten years in its Global Sales Organization as the CTO for the vertical industries. Rafat co-founded two start-up companies focused on providing innovative cloud technology solutions in Financial Services and Healthcare industries. Rafat Holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Old Dominion University in Virginia and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from Cairo University in Egypt.


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