dcsimg
 

Key Questions to Ask

By Tony Kontzer  |  Posted 08-05-2008 Print

WEBINAR:
On-Demand

EUC with HCI: Why It Matters


Anything as a service (XaaS) is a potentially game-changing technology that could reshape IT.

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?

Back to CIO Insight



 

Submit a Comment

Loading Comments...
eWeek eWeek

Have the latest technology news and resources emailed to you everyday.

By submitting your information, you agree that cioinsight.com may send you cioinsight offers via email, phone and text message, as well as email offers about other products and services that cioinsight believes may be of interest to you. cioinsight will process your information in accordance with the Quinstreet Privacy Policy.

Click for a full list of Newsletterssubmit