One of the most intriguing aspects of the cloud is the freedom it brings. The lack of term or volume commitments, the pay as you go pricing, and the ease of entry and exit appear to grant a license to behave impulsively. Like a 60’s commune, that image of the cloud invites dabbling, even flirting, in a free-spirited, “no commitments” sort of way.
But is that any way to make a critical IT decision? Of course not. Tempting as it may be to sample your way through the cloud, IT leaders know that their businesses—and their jobs—depend on thoughtful planning. Once the decision has been made to pursue cloud solutions, the company needs to research the options in the marketplace.