10 Scary Truths About Being A CIO

No. 5: It Doesn't Matter If You're Scared Of Heights; Get In The Cloud

Gartner reports that CIOs are increasingly seeing the benefits of the cloud -- a leading way to improve IT with its proven advantages of saving money, doing more with less and increased agility. "To a certain extent, the cloud decision is being made for us. The fairly rapid expansion and adoption of SaaS, PaaS and IaaS services means that we must quickly, but correctly, figure out our own cloud strategies," said Niel Nickolaisen, CIO of Western Governors University. "Given the increasing number and quality of cloud offerings, we CIOs had better be the ones driving this cultural shift—otherwise, we are on the path to obsolescence," he continued.


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