Maximizing the Value of Cloud for Small-Medium Enterprises – Conclusion


This Guide reminds us that, with Cloud, smaller budgets are no longer a hindrance to an Small-Medium Enterprise’s (SME) ability to compete in the market. This is because, with Cloud, instead of SMEs operating workloads such as desktops, storage, and communications through physical in-house servers, they are hosted on centralized virtual servers in a data center which means the cost of investments is more affordable; the deployment and set-up times are rapid and less complicated than traditional configurations; and solutions are more scalable, secure, and agile. The reader is presented with considerations that include sourcing models, workload analysis, and integration services and architecture considerations so that investments in Cloud are sustainable and the benefits (including return-on-investment) are maximized for the small and medium-sized business.