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Above the Clouds: Managing Risk in the World of Cloud Computing by Kevin T. McDonald

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Chapter 6. Take Off

Reducing these operational risks may be enough of a motivation to at least examine the possibility of moving to Cloud Computing. The same restrictions apply. First, seek to understand your current systems. Second, look at the available options and goals for the organization. Where there are overlaps for Cloud Computing advantages, the disadvantages that may exist below the surface are likely to be security and transportation costs. If you fail to factor these into your analysis, it may turn out to be less advantageous in the short run to convert even one application to Cloud Computing.

If it’s on the Internet, it belongs in the Cloud

If you have a payroll inquiry application on the Web, putting it on the Cloud may reduce the ...

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