In May 2011, my customer announced that its main production system is migrating to SaaS. Why did they decide to do this?
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Some cloud offerings actually existed before the term “cloud” came into use. These products ended up getting repackaged or renamed to fit in with the cloud portfolio. As new offerings emerged, many of them were shuffled around and renamed until more of the cloud puzzle pieces began to fall into place.
If you have several on-premises applications that need to be integrated, an on-premises integration platform might suit your needs; but if your focus (today and in future) is on cloud applications, a logical conclusion is to do your integration in the cloud too.
In IT, the motivations might be a need to keep up with the competition, a need to become more profitable, or the desire to be on the leading edge of the technology curve. Any of these, or possibly 37 other reasons, could be driving you to examine cloud computing for your enterprise.
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