A recent Forbes article highlighted a way to look at cloud strategy so that it maximizes cloud computing benefits. According to the article, businesses that only look at the technology aspect of the cloud will fall behind by businesses who use the cloud to develop entirely new business strategies.

One of the new ways of thinking Forbes outlines is the shifting role of IT within business. Rather than the IT department simply managing technology for the business, the cloud enables IT professionals to take a more active role in business operations because they're able to manage virtual resources and scale the company's networks depending on needs at any given time.
One recent example of businesses leveraging cloud solutions that go beyond purely technological advantages is TKL's choice to use a SaaS solution to manage patient enrollment in its clinical research.

While the solution streamlines business operations, Kevin Vernarec, vice president of operational excellence, said it will also provide valuable metrics and aid TKL in identifying new opportunities.