By answering these questions companies will be better informed as they decide to move to the cloud.
With cloud-based applications now mainstream, organizations looking to innovate while keeping their costs low should look at the cloud-based model. There are a number of options available from vendors providing IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS on the cloud and with a healthy ecosystem of partner solutions that fill the gaps not addressed by the vendors.
Consider the following questions while evaluating a cloud-based solution
•Will business users use the solution from the cloud?
•What is the total cost to do the business including the variable Infrastructure as a Service costs?
•Does the solution need to be built or assembled?
•Can the IT department support and manage the solution?
•Can the solution be licensed as a SaaS only or is there a need to look at Infrastructure and Development as Service providers also?•Does the vendor meet regulatory and compliance needs?