Byline by Chris Messer, senior vice president of technology at Coretelligent

Organizations are under constant pressure to do more with less, and it’s never been more important to maximize return on investment. Cloud computing offers tremendous opportunity to improve operations and reduce costs, but it’s not right for everyone.

When considering moving some or all business IT services to the cloud, it’s critical that decision-makers ask a number of key questions to ensure they are properly evaluating the vendors and their technologies – and most importantly, the overall impact to the business.

Asking the Obvious
There are plenty of good reasons for moving to the cloud, but it’s critical that organizations clearly understand what’s prompting a possible migration before jumping head first.

What are our specific needs and requirements? What compliance requirements do we need to meet? And what are our technical limitations?

These might be obvious questions, but they’re important ones to ask. The answers to these seemingly simple questions will help professionals realize what exactly they’re trying to improve or solve with the cloud and set realistic expectations.

Read the full article on WIRED’s Innovation Insights blog

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