Innovation is what fuels the future of our companies. Grow or die is the name of the game in modern economies. But, with a business to run and protect, CIOs need to think about security first and foremost. Before embarking on a strategy of market disruption or business transformation, the CIO must first seek to minimize risk and protect enterprise data.
In the past, IT professionals clung—sometimes for good reason—to the notion that proximity equals security, and that you need to physically see and manage servers to deploy security measures. But now, cloud applications dominate the enterprise landscape, as they provide a more reliable and economically sustainable option, and proximity is no longer a factor in security or data availability. This realization about the trustworthiness of the cloud has opened the door to other advantages that enterprise cloud applications deliver. Namely: Data protection and digital business growth.
Speaking with Workday customers and prospective customers, I often find myself hitting the same themes about how our secure cloud drives competitive advantage. As our community grows and interest from IT organizations increases, I think it’s important to share these insights. Let’s explore some of the reasons that CIOs have embraced the cloud: