Application agility is one of the primary business benefits from a move to the cloud since an application's business value is realized only after it is released. Until an application or upgrade is in the hands of users it doesn't generate value-only costs. The growing emphasis on application agility will require that IT focus on excellence in application release operations. Getting application release operations right streamlines the process of getting an application (or application update) into the hands of users, providing the business with justification for a move to the cloud.
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