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Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. His business interests include a diverse range of industries from manufacturing to property to technology. As a technology commentator he has a broad presence both in the traditional media and extensively online. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.

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3 responses to “Moving to the Cloud – External Business Considerations”

  1. Rocio Ramos

    Another great post! I especially enjoyed the part about how the cloud not necessarily cutting cost but adding value. Great points!

  2. Peter Fretty (@pfretty)

    Great post Ben. Although many people focus on cost, cloud has so many potential benefits — scalability, flexibility, etc. However, moving to the cloud is something that necessitates developing a solid strategy in advance. Also, being able to truly leverage what the cloud provides should start with a tune up of existing infrastructure including virtualization of inhouse servers. Whether you are at an SMB or enterprise, you need to map out what you are looking for/true needs in advance so that you can take the route that makes the most sense. HP and VMWare have a great self assessment ( designed to help get the ball rolling.