What does 100% cloud adoption mean for the IT department?
It is no surprise that MDs have traditionally favoured security over cost - but the advent of cloud computing has changed all that.
Does size really matter when it comes to the cloud?
To my knowledge, there is only one overriding advantage of a large cloud provider - namely price.
SLAs: Are you trapped in the cloud?
You'd consider it careless to take out a mortgage without fully reading the contract - so why are so many companies outsourcing their IT estate like this?
How to mitigate loss of control when moving to the cloud
It is a common misconception that by moving to the cloud, businesses are relinquishing all control of their data. Generally speaking, many companies fail to take the time to fully understand cloud computing and in this vein, feel reluctant to outsource business-critical data to the cloud.
What considerations must a CIO make when moving to the cloud?
What considerations must a CIO make when moving to the cloud, even if he is entirely unwilling to do so?
Is cloud computing really that much cheaper than on-premise?
Before signing any cloud computing contract, or indeed, renewing his on-premise IT agreement, the CIO should sit down with his CFO to clearly identify and understand the total cost of the IT department to the business, and compare his current solution to a cloud-based alternative. And to complete this cost justification process, the CIO must look at each of the following areas:
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