Gartner Research

CFO Advisory: Cloud Computing; Finance and Economics

Published: 26 May 2010

ID: G00175888

Analyst(s): Barbara Gomolski, Daryl Plummer


Cloud computing can be a cost-effective alternative to on-premises IT services and applications. Nonetheless, there are many considerations that should be evaluated to determine when and how to embrace a comprehensive approach to cloud computing.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Basic Definition
  • Analysis and Discussion
  • Be Realistic About Cost-Benefits
  • Questions the CFO Should Ask About Cloud Computing — Finance and Economics
  • Bottom Line

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