Cloud Computing describes an IT infrastructure that is available via the Internet. This means that elements of the IT infrastructure (such as storage space, computer performance, software, etc.) do not have to be stored directly on the company’s computers. With an Internet connection, they can access the corresponding infrastructure at any time. The corresponding cloud systems are provided by service providers. Here we again differentiate between different service models (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS) – depending on the extent to which the services are provided. With regard to the accessibility of cloud services, a distinction is also made between different variants (public cloud, private cloud, hybrid cloud and community cloud).Why this is interesting for a Chief Digital Officer (CDO)?
Cloud is one of the pillars of the digital revolution. Business and IT services can be provided very easliy by this. That is the reason why it is important to a Chief Digital Officers (CDO).
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