Three pitfalls on the way to the cloud—and how to avoid them.
By now, most if not all decision makers see the fundamental benefits of the cloud. It saves money for one thing. It adds flexibility for another. It’s music to the ears of executives. Sooner or later, evolving business needs make it necessary to invest and rethink on-premise infrastructures anyway. Plus, employee expectations are changing all the time, and many will not shy away from sourcing unapproved services if the company fails to provide the tools they need through official channels. A modern organisation must be flexible and able to exploit new releases fast. Consequently, most IT managers thinking about the cloud have long since moved on from the if to the how.