Case Study – Creating a Strategy for Cloud Computing

As a CIO you are already on very actively considering leveraging the cloud. This seemingly simple task of using external services can quickly become a nightmare if you do not plan ahead. Here is some help.

This discussion can help you craft a cloud computing strategy that manages the risks and creates the maximum bang for your IT buck:

  • What is cloud computing?
  • How does it help? what is the business case?
  • How to assess cloud computing capability against business needs?
  • How to assess risks?
  • How to mitigate privacy issues?
  • How to tackle legal issues?
  • How to assess costs involved in cloud computing?
  • How to create a cloud adoption strategy?
  • How to create overarching policies and principles?
  • How to time the cloud migration? How to get out if things go wrong?
  • How to evaluate cloud computing service providers?
  • How to manage change?

This example can be used as a template to create a cloud computing strategy in your organization.

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