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Will Migrate To The Cloud? Start By eMail

According to us, this is a good way to assess the risks and benefits of the cloud computing model.

There are many potential benefits for deploying cloud services, including agility, reduced costs, reduced complexity, greater focus, more innovation and ability to leverage the knowledge and skills of people outside the company.

According to the research, the clue for IT professionals is to perform a thorough analysis, which identifies the benefits that the company hopes to achieve by moving to the cloud. There are still reasons to not to take the path of cloud computing. Among them, the inability to obtain service level agreements that you want, regulatory issues and compliance concerns for disaster recovery and the realization that the cloud might end up saving money.

An accurate cost analysis is particularly complicated, since the user is weighing the cost of capital versus recurrent costs. Customers tend to underestimate the costs of using the cloud, and most companies that intend to move toward a model of professional services contracts to manage the process which increases costs.

There are a number of potential risks. Among them, the executive points out, security, transparency and integration issues. If the company decides to start migrating applications to the cloud, it must do so first by the points and then work your way to the core. The most common applications in these first steps are email, development, productivity applications and web servers.

Another point to keep in mind is that the individual business units have probably moved into software as a service (SaaS), so we recommend that IT executives make concerted effort to get ahead.

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