Cloud vendors provide a plethora of services nowadays. You can choose offerings like Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). However, it is easy to get confused about what to use and who to choose from. So, as a CIO, you should look into the digital transformation strategies of your company and ensure that IT is not a cost center. If you want a futuristic but efficient approach to cloud services, Kevin Casey has a thing or two to share. In this article at the Enterprisers Project, he discusses five factors you must keep in mind.
Shortlisting Cloud Vendors
Curb the Billing Spree
Though cloud vendors can offer costly services, you can have a walkaround. Red Hat technology evangelist Gordon Haff suggests you analyze and identify areas where you can put their services to good use.
Align the Services with Company Goals
On a cursory glance, you will find that all cloud vendors are offering similar services. But Capgemini Americas enterprise architect director insists that you align their services with company goals. This will enhance the value delivery and long-term infrastructure scalability of your company.
Security Is Yours to Handle
Cloud service providers have made definitive progress in securing their applications and platforms. However, do not ease your security vigilance yet. Let your IT team stay alert. It is always good to have an extra pair of eyes to keep the hackers out of your company network.
Risk Management Is Your Job As Well
Yes, the cloud vendors will have their set of risk management processes. But once they start working with you, their risk is also yours to care for. The same reason applies to mandating compliance strategies with them.
Your In-House Teams Still Matter
Do not rely on cloud vendors to do all the work for you. The service providers are present to help the in-house teams work better. The vendors are an additional help to enhance internal capabilities.
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