Surprise: More Cloud Benefits are Emerging

When a company begins moving parts of its on-premise infrastructure to the cloud, it knows it will gain some obvious, straightforward and predictable benefits. What is less easy to anticipate and quantify is the kind of snowball effect that happens as that company migrates more and more of its application portfolio to the cloud. I call it the tipping point — the point at which the company begins to experience an accrual of benefits, creating expanded application functionality, reduced spend and noticeable organizational simplicity.

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About the author

Scott Feuless is a Principal Consultant with ISG, based in Texas. Scott benefits from 25 years of senior management experience, with a strong background in leading performance improvement initiatives, developing strategy and pricing outsourced services, together with knowledge of many areas of computer technology developed over some thirty years. For ISG Scott provides expertise on infrastructure performance and benchmarking, as well as strategic sourcing advisory. Scott is also a primary contributor to the development of industry standards for cloud computing. His expertise covers multiple architectures and sourcing arrangements, with major studies completed for mainframe, midrange server, storage, desktop and networking environments over his 13+ years with the firm.