Large enterprises have been using the cloud for years to gain scalability and to move quickly to capture new business opportunities without making additional investments in IT staff and equipment. Now smaller enterprises are exploring what cloud technologies such as Microsoft Azure can do for them.
However, the approach to the cloud isn’t working for many of these enterprises. They’re hazy on the real benefits of cloud, so they’re unsure where to start or who should initiate the investigation. In addition, many cloud initiatives are driven by business decision makers who see the cloud as a panacea for all of their challenges, yet they lack the technical insights into the processes and interfaces critical for success.