There’s more than one cloud
When people talk about “the cloud,” they could actually be referring to several distinctly different options. There are public and private versions of the cloud. There’s the hybrid cloud. Some cloud computing solutions are secure enough for regulated businesses. Some aren’t.
Knowing which version—if any—will work for your business is a matter of understanding the options and aligning the best possible solutions with your business needs.
When that happens, cloud computing has the potential to be powerful.