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Gartner Predicts 1 in 5 businesses will own no IT assets by 2012

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Appirio, the leading cloud computing consulting shop, posted this blog on Gartner’s latest report.

Small businesses should take heed and beat Gartner’s prediction.  Most businesses no longer need Microsoft Outlook, Exchange, Windows Servers and the whole nine yards.

There will be some inconveniences related to file compatibility caused by embracing the cloud, but the savings from buying less hardware and software should  more than make up for the marginal cost of changing your staff’s behavior.

Part of the reason I sold Octopus was because this day was coming so quickly – if this change could be made immediately, it alone could propel the (winners of this) world out of the recession.

Welcome to our “serverless” party: Gartner Predicts 1 in 5 businesses will own no IT assets by 2012 | CIO’s Guide to Cloud Computing and On-Demand | Appirio.

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