Improving Administrative Efficiency Through Cloud Computing

Overview of Member Experiences Using Cloud-Based Administrative Services

Topics: Data Management, Information Technology

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Executive Summary

CBOs continue to face an expanding lexicon of IT buzzwords. Cloud computing—a method to make any application or software available using Internet technologies—is currently at the top of the list. Recognizing that “the cloud” is gaining traction in other sectors, CBOs are beginning to wonder: is this just another IT fad, or is it an emerging trend that can trim costs while maintaining—and sometimes improving—functionality? This resource defines the different types of cloud-based services and includes considerations for determining when to transition to the cloud, managing vendor relationships, and cloud contingency planning.