Take advantage of cloud-based enterprise applications

CIOs are refocusing their organisations to support growth and competitive advantage while remaining vigilant on cost and operational efficiencies. Cloud applications can play a critical role in this strategy and help liberate IT to focus on strategic projects. Growing interest in cloud computing has prompted almost every enterprise software vendor to claim it's "in the cloud." However, in the industry's rush to fulfil demand, some vendors skip requirements that are critical to delivering the true benefits of cloud applications.

Join InformationWeek, Workday and one of the industry's leading IT analysts as we discuss:

  • The evolving role of the CIO
  • How the cloud liberates IT to be more strategic
  • Evaluation criteria for cloud-based enterprise applications vendors. Look for these elements:

    • True multi-tenancy
    • Regularly delivered, vendor-managed updates
    • Seamless integration on demand
    • Business-driven configurability
    • World-class data center and security
    • A high-performance, sustainable architecture
    • Predictable total cost of ownership (TCO) model
    • Faster deployment
    • Control
    • Liberation from non-strategic IT issues

Ray Wang, principal analyst and CEO, Constellation Research Group
Steven John, CIO, Workday
Chris Barbin , CEO, Appirio

Fritz Nelson, vice president and editorial director, InformationWeek


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