How to Explain Cloud Computing to Your CFO

You can explain cloud computing to the CFO in terms he'll get, like "pay as you drink". But beware: What the CFO may like best about cloud is the ability to grab power back from IT.
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Named by Wired.com as one of the 10 most influential people in cloud computing, Bernard Golden serves as vice president of strategy for ActiveState Software, an independent provider of CloudFoundry. He is the author of four books on virtualization and cloud computing, his most recent book being Amazon Web Services for Dummies. Learn more about him at www.bernardgolden.com.