Cloud Computing’s payoffs — Part 1 Posted on May 3, 2012 by Tim Burke For years, traditional siloed IT has been so rigid that even cast-in-concrete, one-size fits-all cloud services offer important improvements. This IBM study from last year shows where those improvements are: In flexibility, scalability, and efficiency — as well as reducing costs and providing the ability to ensure business continuity in the face of unanticipated disruption. The same benefits are evidenced in another study, done for a venture capital firm. This study also attempts to peer out ahead a few years. And what’s visible on the horizon? That Cloud Computing increasingly will be driven by the needs of the business — for innovation, competitive advantage, and mobility. Cloud Computing’s business benefits are especially worth paying attention to. Which is why my next blog will focus on them.