Cloud Computing [July/August 2015]
The cloud is gathering. There have been several baby steps leading up to now. ASPs (application service providers) opened the door to off-site, provided service that allowed organizations to off-board certain IT functions to a data center somewhere off site. Typically, the organization owned the licenses for the applications; the data center simply stored and maintained them and provided a grade-of-service that was usually negotiated in advance . . . .
The cloud has been a boon to people and businesses that enjoy its convenience, agility and flexibility. But increasingly, corporate users are choosing the cloud applications they use without involving IT, and often without understanding the issues that can result when critical corporate information is shared through consumer cloud applications. . . .
Why KM in the Cloud May Be Right for You Deploying knowledge management (KM) in the cloud might be the right strategy if your organization is looking to further expand into digital services for customer engagement. It might also be the best strategy if your current system is three versions behind and you are concerned about the high upgrade costs. But, how do you know for sure? Let’s take a look at some of the business benefits of cloud KM. A few distinct advantages are unique to deploying cloud KM . . . .”