Here’s a few ways to get talking cloud with your boss, pulled from “Cloud Computing Is the Future of IT: How to Convince Your Boss” by Chris Preimesberger.1. Gain business-driven insights from vendors, analysts and media sources like Forrester and Gartner (both of which have published extensively on the topic of cloud computing) – this way, you can objectively assess whether the possibilities of the cloud are aligned with your business needs. IT is a business investment, and like any other investment, the benefits the cloud must be aligned to your internal objectives. 2. Start thinking about what abilities your organization has currently – from the employees, to their business processes and the technologies they use – and what abilities you’d like your organization to have. Look into receiving a professional IT consultation for a gap analysis of your organization, targeting what is required (next steps) to achieve your IT vision. An IT assessment provides you with a blueprint to transform your organization! 3. Consider a private cloud: private clouds are secure, efficient and flexible. Private cloud infrastructures offer stepping stones towards breaking the cloud down into portions, including self-service management and provisioning, and a virtual data center. 4. ROI, ROI, ROI: think about the returns the cloud will deliver over time with your business. Consider deployment schedules, change management, and how to optimize existing resources while thinking of your organization’s future.Interested in the cloud? Visit our website to learn more about what SADA Systems does for organizations thinking cloud, from consultation services to cloud computing services to cloud-based app development.