For many businesses, the extent of their IT department goes no further than a simple computer help desk, reports InformationWeek. However, this may soon change as more companies implement cloud-based applications.

Because a company essentially rents the software from a third-party provider, many of the issues that may arise with cloud computing will likely be fixed by the system's provider, states the news organization. Accordingly, this may greatly aid a business with limited internal IT resources.

Kerry Battles, the CFO of market research firm Host Analytics, told the media outlet that the cloud has expanded the capabilities of the company's IT department. Furthermore, virtual systems integration occurred relatively easily and Battles did not need to employ a technician to effectively manage the transition.

"Really, we had no infrastructure or IT support in doing these implementations," she said. "The way SaaS is architected, it's configuration - not customization. We are renting software from other companies."

Company executives should still be involved in enterprise software integration, as they better highlight the business value of data as it makes the IT transition. According to TDWI research director Phillip Russom, this thinking should be the driving force behind all enterprise technology migrations.