'Server huggers' impede cloud migrations

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Chipita America may be as close to a serverless company as one can find today.

Its ERP, EDI and BI systems, Office and Exchange applications and file servers are all hosted in the cloud.

About six years ago, when many IT managers were debating the merits of Nicholas Carr's book Does IT Matter?, Chipita CIO Scott Martin was moving the Tulsa, Okla.-based snack food maker's email to service provider CenterBeam's cloud-hosted platform.

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