CFOs and CIOs: How do you know when to reach for the clouds?
The question of “when” to move
Businesses grapple with how to transform to a cloud environment – what and when to move. These decisions are broader than the information technology department, and require a working relationship between the CIO and CFO.
Technology decision makers, notably CFOs and CIOs, are facing the reality that their organisation’s computing technology and data will likely be “in the cloud.” There are compelling cases for the benefits of cloud computing, including potential lower costs and increased agility. But the decision on cloud computing is broader than the information technology department, and requires a productive working relationship between the CIO and the CFO.
The question of “when” to move to cloud computing is addressed in this report, and focuses on the form of cloud computing - known as “Software as a Service” (SaaS).
The objective of this report is to help CFOs, CIOs and other decision makers answer the question of when cloud computing is appropriate for their organisations and how to reach the cloud(s) strategically, operationally and as a catalyst for their organisations.