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Governance and Internal Controls for Cutting Edge IT by Karen F. Worstell

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CHAPTER 4: GETTING THE BUSINESS CASE RIGHT

“As I hurtled through space, one thought kept crossing my mind – every part of this capsule was supplied by the lowest bidder.” John Glenn

A Cost Model For Emerging Technology is Essential

Not since the advent of the commercialization of the Internet has so much computing capability become available, and for such an attractive price. For every enterprise CIO charged with reducing the cost of utility computing, for every startup that cannot afford up-front investment in machine-room/data center computing power, Cloud Computing beckons.

The business case for Cloud Computing is well-documented: it is green, it is pay-on-demand for only the services needed. At a first glance, it is hard to think of concrete ...

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