Key Questions to Ask Before Leaping into Cloud Computing
Before leaping into cloud computing, ask these questions of people inside and outside your company:
Ask your CEO:
Can our corporate culture accept the risk that comes with a new approach to computing?
Ask your R&D teams:
Are there entrepreneurial projects you'd tackle if you had access to the necessary computing resources?
Ask your CSO:
What are your greatest security concerns related to putting our data in the cloud?
Ask your potential vendors:
How would you secure our data?
Do you offer service-level agreements that guarantee performance and availability?
Ask your staff and yourself:
Do the potential benefits of providing cloud services to our internal customer base justify the risks?
Will we be able to enforce restrictions on appropriate uses of the cloud?