Cloud First

Cloud First - Are We There Yet?

Grazed from CIOReview. Author: Scott Fenton.

In speaking with a number of companies, I am surprised at how many have not adopted a Cloud First strategy. In many cases, I find the organization either does not understand the benefits, both business and financial, or are simply risk averse. These can range from a fear of losing control of your applications and data, to losing your staff.

I totally understand their concern. Disruption to your business applications and platform could have devastating consequences. On the flip side however, the benefits far outweigh the risks. As a CIO, I had not purchased an on premise application in years, only Cloud solutions. Below, I have outlined five benefits of a Cloud First strategy, and five pitfalls to avoid...

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