I’ve covered the lack of cloud ROI here a great deal, so I don’t want to continue to harp on it. Although the opinions vary greatly on the causes, a few things are clear to me.
First, these are mostly self-inflected wounds. If the cloud did not ever have the potential to return ROI back to the business, nobody would use it. However, there are businesses that are very successful with cloud, even changing the business around the use of cloud computing. These companies are leveraging cloud as a true force multiplier to build innovative solutions, as well as to provide agility and scalability.