To prepare for the cloud transition, IT leaders who make investments in infrastructure, architectures, and skills have a critical need for a clear vision of where the industry is heading.  We believe the best way to form this vision is to understand the underlying economics driving this long-term trend.  We’ve done extensive analysis of these economics in Microsoft’s Corporate Strategy Group and have decided to share these insights with our customers, partners and the broader industry by publishing a new whitepaper, “The Economics of the Cloud.”

Read more about this whitepaper and the how we believe the cloud will impact every player in the IT world, from service providers and systems architects to developers and end users at our sister blog Microsoft on the Issues.