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Cloud Computing + ??? = Success? An Utter Sceptic's Guide to Cloud Computing

Cloud computing is an incredibly hot topic - and like most hot topics, it has generated its share of controversy too.

Depending on who you listen to, cloud is set to be either the most disruptive technology of recent years, or collapse under the weight of its own hype.

Whether cloud lives up to the hype or not, no executive is going to go on the record and admit that their business is not at least cloud ready.

And while Gartner sees it in the trough of disillusionment and at the same time values it to continue to be one of the biggest hypes in IT history, we do see cloud computing make way for technologies which are a lot smarter and more integrated, serving businesses in a way that lets them grow even further.

So here’s our little guide for you to assess your position within the Cloud game:

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Kristian Carter is Head of Social at Automic, an avid hacker and a fan of all things behavioral economics.