The fundamental goal of any insurance agency technology strategy is to gain the most competitive advantage for the smallest possible investment in time, talent and money. For many agencies, adopting a private cloud solution can be the best way to meet their need for cost-effective, secure and efficient business processes that enable financial success. But, like any major business decision, determining if a private cloud solution will deliver significant return on investment requires rigorous analysis of the agency’s business and how information technology can and should support it. Private cloud solutions are worth a closer look. For many agencies, private clouds can meet security and compliance requirements in ways that also reduce costs, increase efficiency and facilitate flexible growth.