This IDC study discusses cloud-based business transformation for organizations that are interested in understanding how they can take the necessary actions to move forward successfully and add value with cloud computing. The study discusses business transformation in the context of five cloud case studies from the financial services, healthcare, life science, government, and manufacturing industries and presents best practices and essential guidance from these industries for industry end users and CIOs as well as horizontal IT suppliers.
"Cloud computing is increasingly becoming a differentiator for both horizontal and vertical IT suppliers. Cloud solutions that deliver innovation and competitive advantage, not just cost reduction, will become critical for cloud service providers to create value for end-user businesses," says Judy Hanover, research director, IDC Health Insights. As cloud technology is fully explored and confidence in business benefits and security is increasingly proven, continued growth in the number and nature of industry use cases is expected.
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