Organizations hoping to launch or expand cloud adoption initiatives must prepare for several key challenges beyond the core technology, but there are ways to get the job done right.
"For virtually every enterprise today, moving to the cloud is no longer a question of 'if'; instead, the question is, 'which apps and when?' opines
Mike Tippets in InformationWeek.
"There is urgency in the answer. In fact, when asked about their deadlines for embracing and adopting cloud technology, many IT practitioners will quip: 'Yesterday!'
However, while most executives understand the benefits of transition to the cloud for scalability, operational efficiencies, security or cost-savings, many still harbor understandable concerns. Business executives face not just the technical challenge of cloud migration, but the added hurdle of reaching consensus amongst enterprise finance and technology leaders -- addressing their concerns and easing resistance to enact mission-critical change..."
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