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June 15, 2016

You don’t trust the Cloud? Think again…

Gartner has the data: more than 90% of 2015’s deals were for cloud-delivered solutions and suites.*

Conversations about cloud/SaaS computing always seem to circle back to security. Yet the fact is that most of us are already in the cloud. So many services are hybridized that it’s almost impossible to delineate where the cloud starts and on-premise leaves off.

Not surprisingly, the benefits of cloud computing are driving widespread adoption. While the pervasiveness of cloud computing is disruptive, it is also alleviating security concerns through application. In this blog, Constantine Limberakis of Determine investigates issues related to cloud computing for Procurement in 2016.

For all intents and purposes, cloud computing is computing. In any discussion of cloud/SaaS computing today, security is still a common concern. However, as reported in a new white paper from Amazon Web Services, along with continual upgrades, better innovation and enhanced support, cloud computing may offer superior security and risk management to existing on-premise environments.

These topics and others were also covered in a recent webinar, Understanding the Dynamics of Cloud Computing for Procurement in 2016, now available on-demand. Whichever technology you use, both of these resources are must-know for procurement professionals today.

* Gartner. “Modernizing Finance and Procurement Applications Primer for 2016.” 21 January 2016