Cloud Computing: Don't Put Increasingly Valuable Assets in the IT Equivalent of a Bus Station Locker
Assertion: The market momentum behind cloud computing continues to grow. Many organizations will likely move some of their IT operations into the cloud, some at greater risk than others. This movement cannot be stopped, but organizations should head into the cloud with their eyes open. Viewing migration to cloud computing solely as an exercise in cost cutting may blind organizations to other risks.
This Council Opinion, prepared by the Cutter Business Technology Council includes the commentary of each Council Fellow and the logic behind his or her concurring or dissenting opinion, as well as the strategic implications of the trend.
Published: July 2010, 16 pages, PDF format
Author: Lou Mazzucchelli, with concurrences and dissents by Lynne Ellyn, Tim Lister, Ron Blitstein, Claude Baudoin
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