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Ascend to the Cloud through Five Prisms

Ascend to the Cloud Computing through Five Prisms – Every CIO should look at the Cloud implementation through the following five prisms: finance, services, governance, risks, and processes. We should carefully address the following five questions:

1. Does the business model of cloud computing address the immediate financial bottom line?
2. Have we clearly articulated in business terms the impact of cloud computing on our business processes?
3. Are we prepared to operate and govern a multi-host multi-tenancy computing ecosystem?
4. Are we clear what the risks and performance metrics are?
5 What IT services do we select as the first wave of Cloud Services?

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