Cost-savings potential is great. But cloud-based costs and complexities – licensing fees for software, decreases in current support - must be taken into account.
As you ponder your cloud computing strategy – and more than half of Fortune 1000 companies are doing just that, with 10% currently selecting cloud providers – it pays to ask some key questions about how the move will contribute to business objectives and how to pursue a seamless transition. In the recent book, Cloud Sourcing the Corporation: Strategies You Can Use/100 Vendors You Should Know (Alsbridge/available now), author Ben Trowbridge explores these questions, providing guidelines for decision-makers to help direct their due diligence. “The existing technology market is being destroyed to make way for the new, faster-moving cloud services world,” he writes. “But an immature market provides both opportunities and pitfalls.” The book also includes thorough breakdowns on those 100 cloud vendors. Trowbridge is founder and CEO of Alsbridge, a global consultant firm specializing in cloud sourcing, outsourcing, networking and benchmarking. For more information about the book, click here.
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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