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Development and testing of software is optimally suited for cloud service, given the security and demand variability characteristics of that key workload.
In addition to cost reduction, CIOs and development managers should consider the value cloud services can provide during the development lifecycle, and how cloud can help an organization become more agile and responsive to business demands.
CIOs and application development managers procuring development and test IT assets have been forced to walk a fine line between costs and benefits balancing time to market, quality and agility. Development and test are functions optimally suited for cloud computing services. Whether the development is performed by a large corporation, midsized business or small software development house, the objective of any development initiative is to deliver business value. The infrastructure supporting development and testing is a means to an end – the end being a fully completed high-quality software application that produces tangible benefits for the enterprise.