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Intel Speeds Up the Emergence of Cloud Computing

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Intel Speeds Up the Emergence of Cloud Computing

Introduction

In the corporate world, information is king. Not only does it impact the way companies operate, depending on its relevance, format, and use; it is also becoming an increasingly strategic asset. In many cases, the information a company controls determines its ability to compete effectively.

Every company, whether small, medium-sized, or large, operating in every sector across the world, needs to incorporate information management into its daily routine. Some companies take care of information management without even realizing it, while others are more strategic, embracing a vision where relations and interactions with employees, customers, suppliers, and even the global community are maintained using new technologies.

In this case, the integration of Internet-based support for managing information is well thought out and controlled. It provides the company with incredible power of communication between its people—employees, suppliers, customers, shareholders—the fabric that the company is made of, and enables it to transform into a predictive enterprise.

But how is this achieved in practice? How can local businesses, specifically retailers, gain simply from having a better understanding of systems available for managing their information?

Managing information: a skill or service?

All businesses, whether large or small, handle information on a daily basis. However, this does not mean that they have to be experts in information technology. Through infrastructural concepts such as data centers, virtualization and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), and most recently cloud computing, the IT industry offers companies a variety of systems for easy management of their information. In addition to being sold as products to be managed in-house, these systems are now often offered as outsourced services that can take advantage of specialist skills and expertise.

Read the full Intel Speeds Up the Emergence of Cloud Computing White Paper.