David Politis, founder and CEO, BetterCloud

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Let users choose enterprise cloud applications

This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter’s approach.

Asked whether he was considering a cloud application for his company, a CIO of a mid-size organization said the downside risk of ripping and replacing the company’s existing on-premises application outweighed the productivity gains the cloud application might bring. Part of that risk, he felt, was his job security.

That sentiment is common. IT professionals, after all, are responsible for keeping the organization’s applications running and ensuring the security of sensitive data. When they do decide to make a software change, IT leaders traditionally consider criteria such as:

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