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Jumping on the Cloud - A Measured Approach
There’s a lot of hype about companies moving to the cloud, but are they actually doing it? Cloud adoption is not as rapid as some providers might lead you to

critical thinking definitions  and consequences of moving critical applications into the hands of the cloud providers. Taking a measured approach to adopting these technologies will help your organization realize the benefits while minimizing the risks. A pilot project implementing non-mission-critical IT functions would be a good exercise for an organization to go through in its move to adopting cloud computing services and technologies. After working through one or even two cloud-based application and infrastructure pilot projects,

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