Consider the Cloud computing enables businesses to access on-demand, cost-effective technical resources. Cloud computing has quickly become a game-changing trend in the IT services industry. More than 70% of firms in the developing world, along with 46% of firms in the developed world, are reviewing their IT services alongside the new market offerings1 in order to transform their businesses, improve responsiveness, shore up weaknesses or decrease costs.
Types of Cloud Computing
Cloud computing is offered in several variations, but the most common three types of offerings are: Software as a Service (SaaS), providing on-demand applications over a remote, usually public, network; Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) delivering storage, processing and network capacity over public, private or hybrid networks; and Platform as a Service (PaaS), providing the network and technology in remote data centers so that IT teams can build, host and support applications.
Questions to Ask your Cloud Provider:
Putting your data, software and hardware and important information services to the cloud is not without risk. While cloud service customers can save money in areas like software licensing, hardware costs, power charges and staff salaries, close attention must be paid to risk. The following presentation identifies six areas of risk you should be discussing with your cloud providers. Click on the Red Tabs in the presentation to view critical questions you should be asking.