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Shifting From Rules To Guardrails

How To Ensure Sustainability In An Empowered BT Organization

April 21, 2011

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  • By Alex Cullen
  • with James Staten,
  • Randy Heffner,
  • Lauren Blackburn

Why Read This Report

Cloud computing services are designed to be directly consumed by business leaders, developers and consumers, and thus your company’s employees are bringing them into the business and using them for business purposes whether you like it or not. IT can’t turn a blind eye to this nor stop it. And no, by building a private cloud you won’t halt this trend. What you can do however, is proactively engage these empowered employees about how to choose and use these services in a manner that protects the company’s interests and responsibilities. This report shows CIOs how to craft a successful cloud policy that lays down a collection of guardrails that the business can easily follow

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  • IT's Role Is Changing — Time To Change IT's Approach To Serving The Business
  • IT Must Use Guidelines And Education To Harness An Empowered Business

  • Start The Evolution

  • Business And IT Must Come Together On An Understanding Of Risk
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