Cloud Silver Lining Launches; IT Consultancy to Help Enterprises Evaluate Benefits, Assess Business Value, and Implement Cloud Technology

Offers Strategy, Assessment, IT BPM Services to Clients in Financial Services, Health IT

Mar 15, 2011, 08:00 ET from Cloud Silver Lining

CHICAGO, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cloud Silver Lining, an IT Consultancy formed to guide enterprises in the business-focused assessment and adoption of Cloud technologies, launched today under the leadership of IT management executive and entrepreneur, Bob Shinn.

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Cloud Silver Lining practice areas include Cloud Strategy, IT BPM (business process management) and IT Transformational Services, which span the decision-making process for Cloud adoption - assessment, technology evaluation, planning, process management and implementation.

The consultancy, which has several large financial services clients, bases its approach to helping clients assess their readiness for Cloud computing using an analysis that looks at the seven core characteristics of Cloud technology: dynamic scalability, financial efficiency, security, solution adaptability, multi-tenancy, accessibility and service levels.

"As buzz around Cloud computing intensifies and enterprises weigh its benefits, determining the real business value of the Cloud must be the priority for CIOs," said Bob Shinn, Founder, Cloud Silver Lining. "Leading analysts say Cloud computing is the number 1 priority for CIOs today, but few vendors step forward to help customers evaluate the business value of trading a conventional IT model for one using Cloud-based services. We take a vendor-neutral approach, assessing client IT problems to achieve alignment with IT operations, Cloud technologies and business requirements."

Based in Chicago, IL and Plymouth, MA, Cloud Silver Lining services clients worldwide. For more information on the company, please visit

About Cloud Silver Lining

Cloud Silver Lining is an IT Consultancy focused on helping clients in financial services and Fortune 500 organizations assess IT problems to determine the business benefits of Cloud computing.  Through its assessment, business process optimization and implementation services, Cloud Silver Lining addresses the cost, operational and technical implications of Cloud computing and helps clients implement Cloud technologies to improve service quality, increase innovations and reduce capital expenditures.

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