December 2, 2015
Making the Business Case for Cloud: What It Takes
Posted by Armanino Financial Advisory Team
Armanino’s Fall conference EVOLUTION featured several panels including one on making the business case for Cloud, What It Takes to Move to the Cloud, with finance leaders from kCura, Adams Street Partners, and Marketo. Companies like these two are shifting to Cloud-based solutions based on their scalability, flexibility, and cost-effectiveness. During the panel, Todd Bailey of kCura remarked on the flexibility of Cloud technologies, “We’ve been able to scale our business significantly because of decisions and [cloud] investments we’ve made over the last three or four years.”
To overcome the burden of outdated legacy systems, finance leaders are forced to quantify the benefits of the cloud. Brian Kinion of Marketo commented, “A lot of it is quantifying the soft costs and predicting what we think is going to happen if we can be more efficient in our back office.” With the spending on Cloud technologies expected to increase significantly in the next few years, leaders like Dave Welsh from Adams Street Partners know the shift to Cloud is becoming increasingly more inevitable. “It’s the paradigm shift that everyone knows has to happen,” he says. “People don’t want to spend internal resources continuing to maintain legacy software…they recognize the benefit of having single-instance, upgraded software outside their own four walls.”
Learn more benefits around the shift to the Cloud and making the business case for Cloud.
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