Is cloud computing delivering on what it has promised?

Many organisations see the cloud as the ultimate solution – the promised land that delivers everything. And who can blame them? Cloud service providers are pushing the model hard. In fact, the worldwide public cloud services market is projected to grow by 17.3 per cent in 2019 to $US206.2 billion, according to Gartner.

But despite its heavily hyped benefits, cloud computing may not be the answer for some businesses. While one company may see cost savings, scalability and availability benefits from moving to the cloud, the computing model, for various reasons, may not suit another.

Oreta CIO meet

Senior tech executives gathered in Melbourne recently to discuss the technical and business challenges driving their move to the cloud, at a lunch sponsored by cloud service provider, Oreta.

Its managing director, Sachin Verma, provided some straightforward advice to organisations in the process of deciding which services to move to the cloud and those that should be kept on-premise under a hybrid model.

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