Transform IT Podcast Season Finale:

What the Cloud!?

“A High-Level View of Positive Organizational Transformation with a Cloud Transition”

Welcome to the season finale of Transform IT! Thanks for joining us on our IT journey as we discussed Digital Transformation, interviewed thought leaders across the country, and speculated on the future of IT. If you have thoughts on what you’d like to see for Season 2, or how you liked this season, leave a comment below!

What is the “Cloud” and why do we care? The Cloud is the internet. It is what drives business and how business gets done. It gives us instant access to business resources. Mobility and the Cloud give users instant access to needed information, from where ever the use is. It fulfills the human need for instant gratification.

In today’s episode, hosts Miraj & Patrick take a look at what the Cloud really is, how we access it and the pros and cons of using it.

Listen to “What the Cloud?!”

Most have heard the term “SaaS” which is an acronym for Software as a Service, but what most don’t know is that there are actually 3 key components of these “as a Service” offerings from cloud applications:

  1. Infrastructure as a Service
  2. Platforms as a Service
  3. Software as a Service

To define each is to understand the versatility of Cloud computing.

Benefits of the Cloud: You don’t have to be a technology expert to use it. How does the cloud affect capital expenditures?

Drawbacks of the Cloud: You still need to have broad a technology aptitude in order to manage it. How will this affect executive decision making for those who are not technology savvy?

My suggestion to decision makers is, if you’re gonna commit to something – commit to it. Get behind it.

Patrick Pahls, Consultant, Smartbridge

The Public Cloud Sector

  • How do we get started?
  • What are my resources?
  • Who are the innovators in the market?
  • What is my plan of action?

Answering these questions is critical to the “lift and shift” of your business in moving to the cloud.

Listen as Miraj and Patrick discuss the benefits of moving to the Cloud with respect to employee mobility, resource cost, access and security.

We invite you to join the conversation and share your thoughts with us on social media. You can find us on Twitter @SmartbridgeLLC #TransformIT

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