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In a hybrid cloud environment, enterprise IT decision-makers are grappling not just with how to support a complex cloud landscape, but also how to turn it to their advantage and support business growth.


  • According to Ovum’s Enterprise Insights research, fully 24% of a typical business's IT budget is dedicated to applications. Of that spend, SaaS and application development and testing together account for 35% of all application budgets.

Features and Benefits

  • Outlines how cloud is moving from being an efficiency to an agility play.
  • Explains how to craft a hybrid cloud strategy that will resonate with stakeholders and the market.

Key questions answered

  • How can enterprises find the right partner for their cloud strategy?
  • What role does the network play in hybrid cloud services?

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  • Summary
  • An “application imperative” drives enterprises to use cloud to innovate
  • Applications imply cloud and cloud is often hybrid
  • Recommendations


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