Cloud + Retail: The Perfect Marriage
July 2012 Integrated Solutions For Retailers
By Jay Yanko, managing principal, Verizon Retail
Cloud capabilities across multiple systems create flexibility from both technological and financial perspectives.
The image of a cloud was at one time used as an icon on software diagrams to indicate the complexities of network infrastructures. The purpose of using an icon in substitution was simply because, to system engineers and designers, those details and complexities were someone else’s problem. In today’s world, however, a cloud is a substitution for flexibility and utility. The cloud now represents the billions and billions of dollars of infrastructure — public and private — that allow communication and execution of business functions and processes across multiple systems. If a business is accessing data or functionality across any network, then I would say they are already using the cloud.