结束语

尽管云事实上已经成为IT行业的主流,其潜力实际上已经跨越了技术创新领域。实际上,云有能力为以更高效、更具响应能力、更创新的方式开展业务打开了大门。

全球各地的企业都已经开始认识到云对于创造新的业务模式以及推动持续竞争优势的能力。随着越来越多的企业加入其中,我们相信,表现最优秀的企业将是那些谨慎地利用云的强大能力的企业。无论它们选择成为优化者、创新者还是颠覆者,成功的企业都将把云作为推动业务价值和成功的关键差异化因素。

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作者

Saul J. Berman博士 IBM全球企业咨询服务部合伙人,战略咨询与创新和增长部的全球领导人。他的联系方式是:saul.berman@us.ibm.com

Lynn Kesterson-Townes IBM商业价值研究院全球通信行业领导人和IBM全球企业咨询服务部合伙人。Lynn的联系方式是:LKT@us.ibm.com

Anthony Marshall IBM商业价值研究院的战略领导人和全球CEO调查的计划主管。他的联系方式是:anthony2@us.ibm.com

Rohini Srivathsa博士 IBM全球企业咨询服务部合伙人,战略与转型能力中心(CoC)领导人。Rohini的联系方式是:rohini.srivathsa@in.ibm.com

合作者

Sachin Agrawal,全球CoC战略与转型部门高级管理顾问

Denise Arnette,全球企业咨询服务部云全球业务顾问

Stephen Ballou,IBM商业价值研究院研究中心主任

Thomas Guinan,全球CoC战略与转型部门合伙人

Rachna Handa,全球企业咨询服务部业务转型顾问

David R. Hughes,全球企业咨询服务部营销主管

Eric Lesser,IBM商业价值研究院研究主管与北美区领导人

Anthony J. Lipp,IBM商业价值研究院研究中心财务部门、销售与经销业务全球战略领导人

Kathleen Martin,IBM商业价值研究院研究中心项目经理/高级分析员

Robert Murray,全球CoC战略与转型业务部顾问

Matthew R. Porta,副总裁兼全球技术战略部合作伙伴

David Wong,云计算营销

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