Relying on multiple vendors for a corporation's numerous uses of cloud computing robs that entity of the efficiencies available from a single vendor, Oracle, for example, who can provide the end-to-end infrastructure required to meet all the needs of a business and deliver ample cost savings and efficiencies into the bargain. This is the argument advanced in the recent Oracle Executive Strategy Brief: Enterprise-Grade Cloud Applications. The brief cites a Symantec survey that found only 47% of corporations enjoying the greater IT agility promised by their several vendors. The secret to optimal use of the cloud, Oracle contends, is to implement an infrastructure from a single vendor that is designed to meet every need. Oracle's complete solutions, the brief maintains, deliver a comprehensive package ranging from the richest functionality to integrated reporting and great user experience. There is no need to waste effort on establishing harmony among contending solutions from multiple vendors.
Why is IT so Bad at Cloud Computing?
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