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IT managers 'should not believe the cloud computing hype'
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IT managers should assess how cloud computing can meet specific needs rather than just believing the hype about the technology, according to a new report.
Gartner's Cloud Computing Special study has warned that while embracing such services will no doubt offer many businesses excellent value for money, IT professionals need to scrutinise such projects in the same way they would any other.
Daryl Plummer, managing vice-president of Gartner, said: "When approaching cloud computing, providers of cloud services and potential consumers of cloud services must examine the attributes of cloud computing to determine whether their services will deliver the expected outcomes."
Firms should ensure that any projects deliver the level of flexibility they need and allow them to share resources across a range of functions, he added.
Recently, Mark Seemann, product strategy and development director at Genesis Communications, claimed that software-as-a-service, one of the key elements of cloud computing, is the biggest thing to happen to IT since the internet.
Posted by Stephen Wilkinson.
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