Published: 19 May 2010
Analyst(s): Drue Reeves
As cloud computing enters the adoption era, IT organizations are being asked to take a serious look at using cloud computing to lower costs and create a more agile IT environment. But cloud computing still presents many risks regarding data compliance, security, vendor viability, and liability. To date, cloud computing has been adopted in an ad hoc manner, often starting as "pilot projects" projects deep within the IT organization. For cloud computing to be successful, IT organizations need a solid, well thought-out cloud adoption strategy--one that takes into account the risks and rewards.
Summary of Findings
The Burton Group Approach
The Guidance Framework
Risks and Pitfalls
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