Cloud is no more a Fad or hype it has evolved into a mainstream business.  More than $1 trillion in IT spending will be directly or indirectly affected by the shift to cloud during the next five years, said Gartner, Inc. This will make cloud computing one of the most disruptive forces of IT spending since the early days of the digital age.

 But to succeed in the business of Cloud it is imperative that vendors identify ideal scenarios receptive to Cloud services and Solutions.  I am sharing ideal receptive scenarios for CLOUD COMPUTE from two perspective i.e Business need and IT demand.

BUSINESS:

  1. SME’s (Now they can avail enterprise class solution at a fractional cost)
  2. Corporate, Enterprise
  3. Banking – Read “Pssst, Amazon Cloud Is Not Really New to Banks”
  4. Business with Multiple Remote Locations (Global/ Regional)
  5. Business who express the need to stay ahead of their competition
  6. Start-ups & Rapidly Growing Companies
  7. Mergers and Acquisitions
  8. Changes in Top Management
  9. Business Communities and/or Forums (Global or regional)
  10. Business with Mobile workforce or seasonal workers
  11. Business with Millennials at the Senior positions
  12. Greenfield Sites

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY:

  1. Looking to reduce costs
  2. IT staff struggling to cope
  3. Needs Disaster Recovery/Business continuity/High Availability
  4. Business with Legacy or End of Life hardware and/or software systems
  5. Business who emphasize technology as a core component of their strategic advantage