While cloud computing is becoming more common in corporate IT, the hype leaves out that most companies are still relatively early in the implementation cycle.

One company recognized the promise of cloud computing early on, went all-in and continues to rely on the latest cloud technologies. Another stubbornly sticks to existing mentalities, an on-prem virtualization-dominant model, and tries only in the cloud despite possible cost savings and higher efficiency. You might think the two companies are different sizes and industries, but in fact, they’re both giants in the same industry (financial services).

The differences in the introduction of the cloud are anything but unusual. I see it all the time in my work with dozens of clients in all industries. Organizations of all types appear to be divided into three camps: cloud innovators, cloud majority, and cloud laggards.

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Such a perspective contradicts the study after graduation that …

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