HP Financial Services
Upside to spare
The business benefits of cloud are well established—greater flexibility, increased agility, greater productivity, and reduced CAPEX can all be achieved with a smart cloud strategy. Providing a highly automated environment, cloud allows the enterprise to scale with business demands instantly. The right cloud strategy can offers the potential to upgrade the business and functional applications rapidly without the large upfront technology costs typically required by traditional IT investment.
“ Subsequently our ability to provide customers with an agile and dynamic cloud offer that scales up and down with their demands is vital. We created a cost-effective cloud solution called Elastic ComputePlatform that allows us to rapidly scale without affecting resources. For our customers, this negates the need for capital outlay, and the customer pays only for what they use”
- 71 percent of CFOs say cloud would reduce the time required to bring new products and services to market1
- 63 percent of business leaders feel cloud can make their entire organization more business agile and responsive1
- 68 percent said Cloud-based systems would “meaningfully improve” IT’s ability to focus on high-value activities, such as setting corporate strategies1
- Executives predict that 70 to 75 percent of their applications will be hosted in cloud environments that will enable savings of 30 to 40 percent compared with current platforms1
Cloud: The Implications of Waiting
Cloud: What every CFO should know
The CFO, in the know
1 McKinsey & Company: “Protecting information in the cloud” 2012
Gartner: The Benefits of Cloud
Gartner VP, David Cearly, discusses the benefits of cloud computing and considerations for a CFO.