It is widely accepted that cloud computing improves the scalability and utilization of IT resources and in this way drives efficiency and cost saving endeavors.
Further on, cloud computing not only enables the flexible provisioning of IT resources, but also of aggregated and complex software services. Thereby, it can accelerate the realization of key business initiatives for all lines of business.
Additionally, standardization efforts, capability updates, as well as new functionalities can be implemented faster by the use of cloud computing. These features allow business and IT to cooperate as strategic partners in fostering service innovation and agility.