Get Started on Your Journey to the Cloud Retail Industry

Microsoft in partnership with the Fujitsu Center of Excellence offers this paper as a starting point for understanding how to approach the development of a comprehensive cloud computing strategy. The retail enterprise IT environment serves all aspects of business operations including shopper engagement, product delivery, and core business operations. To support the varied needs many retailers are embarking on a “hybrid” approach to delivering cloud services. This simply means mixing on-premises service delivery with hosted or public service delivery to achieve the definition of an effective cloud computing environment.

Microsoft recognizes several driving forces behind retail cloud computing adoption. While there are many reasons why businesses might consider the cloud, our experience and research have shown 3 prevailing reasons:

  1. Improved IT and business agility
  2. Better economics
  3. Growing user expectations
Get Started on Your Journey to the Cloud Retail Industry