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Best Practices for RICE Activities When Implementing Business Applications in the Cloud

Published: 11 September 2013

ID: G00257643

Analyst(s): Pat Phelan


When using cloud services as an application deployment method, application leaders must understand how software in the cloud impacts the implementation project. Reduce risk by addressing cloud differences when conducting RICE activities.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Prepare the Implementation Team to Work With a Mix of Reporting Tools
  • Don't Be Fooled by the Lure of Cloud Services Simplicity; Plan Generously for Cloud Services Integration
  • Build Time Into the Project Plan to Address Data Migration and Data Management
  • Establish Extension (Customization) Standards for the Implementation Team, the SaaS Vendor and Authorized Users

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