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10 ways business leaders can get the most out of cloud

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Get the most out of cloud for your business with the help of Cisco Powered: …

Get the most out of cloud for your business with the help of Cisco Powered:
http://www.cisco.com/web/solutions/trends/cisco-powered/index.html

Check out Cloud Executive Perspectives to learn more
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/solutions/ns1168/cloud_computing.html?CAMPAIGN=execperspectives&COUNTRY_SITE=us&POSITION=social+media+share&REFERRING_SITE=SlideShare&CREATIVE=text+link+to+cloud+exec+perspectives

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  • See @TechRepublic’s 10 ways business leaders can get the most out of #cloud http://cs.co/10c via @CiscoCloud
    http://ctt.ec/3ku0f

    Hyperlink to: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/netsol/ns1175/networking_solutions_solution_category.html
  • Hyperlink to: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/netsol/ns1175/networking_solutions_solution_category.html
  • Hyperlink to: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/netsol/ns1175/networking_solutions_solution_category.html
  • Hyperlink to: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/netsol/ns1175/networking_solutions_solution_category.html
  • Hyperlink to: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/netsol/ns1175/networking_solutions_solution_category.html
  • Hyperlink to: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/netsol/ns1175/networking_solutions_solution_category.html
  • Hyperlink to: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/netsol/ns1175/networking_solutions_solution_category.html
  • Hyperlink to: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/netsol/ns1175/networking_solutions_solution_category.html
  • Hyperlink to: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/netsol/ns1175/networking_solutions_solution_category.html
  • @TechRepublic’s 10 ways business leaders can get the most out of #cloud http://cs.co/10c via @CiscoCloud
    http://ctt.ec/34486

    Hyperlink to: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/netsol/ns1175/networking_solutions_solution_category.html
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    • 1. #CiscoCloud 10 Ways Business Leaders Can Get The Most Out Of Cloud
    • 2. The end customers are playing a growing role in selecting and managing cloud services. #CiscoCloud Line of business leaders need to know how to choose and manage an IT-intensive resource successfully.
    • 3. Here are 10 tips that will help business leaders avoid common pitfalls and get the most value from cloud solutions [ Mary Shacklett, TechRepublic: 10 ways business leaders can get the most out of cloud ] #CiscoCloud
    • 4. #CiscoCloud 1) Know what you want before you shop Don’t let sales staff talk you into a new set of objectives that divert you from what you originally wanted to accomplish; define and document your business requirements before you meet with a cloud vendor. #CiscoCloud
    • 5. #CiscoCloud 2) Arrange for a cloud trial To ensure that a cloud solution can not only bring value to your organization, but is also easy to use & adaptable to your work processes, ask the cloud provider for a trial evaluation period before you sign up. #CiscoCloud
    • 6. #CiscoCloud 3) Establish cloud metrics that tie back to the business All cloud services should be linked to measurable business values and then regularly assessed. #CiscoCloud
    • 7. #CiscoCloud 4) See if the cloud can deliver specialized expertise your business lacks internally If you select a cloud provider that offers not only service but also expertise you lack internally, you can increase the value of that cloud service to your business. #CiscoCloud
    • 8. #CiscoCloud 5) Check out the cloud provider’s culture Cloud service providers should have business & cultural values that blend closely with those of your own organization. With similar work values & ethics, collaboration between your company and the provider is greatly enhanced. #CiscoCloud
    • 9. #CiscoCloud 6) Understand your costs Get the most out of cloud for the long haul by capitalizing on critical returns on investment to the business, such as the cloud’s ability to improve competitiveness, contribute to revenue growth, or deliver IT capabilities that don’t exist internally. #CiscoCloud
    • 10. #CiscoCloud 7) Make sure IT is covered – and get help if needed The most successful ventures with cloud providers are those where IT and the end customer work together. Non-IT business leaders who bypass IT in their cloud decision- making introduce risk by going at it alone. #CiscoCloud
    • 11. #CiscoCloud 8) Don’t think of cloud as a commodity service When choosing a cloud provider, it is important to find someone who can answer strategic or operational questions that your business can’t, especially if you are dealing with SaaS providers. #CiscoCloud
    • 12. #CiscoCloud 9) Look for mobile capability Business is going mobile, so you want a cloud service that also links into mobile devices. Along with mobile apps & access, a cloud provider should have strong security & data sharing standards. #CiscoCloud
    • 13. #CiscoCloud 10) Ask your cloud provider about its future plans Know what the cloud provider’s plans are for expanding its products & services. When the provider’s plans blend well with your own, there’s a better chance that the relationship you forge will be long & productive. #CiscoCloud
    • 14. Get the most out of cloud for your business with the help of Cisco Powered Check out Cloud Executive Perspectives to learn more Source: Mary Shacklett, TechRepublic 10 ways business leaders can get the most out of cloud
    • 15. #CiscoCloud Follow @CiscoCloud to join the conversation on Twitter