It’s a constantly evolving science, the ability to understand the exact business benefit of cloud computing.

A few years ago, the benefit was largely conceived as “capex vs. opex,” the ability to shift to an on-demand consumption model and thus avoid the capital expenses of hardware and software.Sometimes that works, sometimes not. When considering tax advantages, the existing hardware and software sunk costs, and the prices of cloud services, the cost advantages of shifting from capital expenses to operational ones are hit or miss.
It really depends on what type of business you’re running, and your past IT strategies and spending patterns.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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