“The golden age of cloud computing is on us,” say some experts.
“It’s the fourth industrial revolution,” say other visionaries.
“That may be true, but it’s growing exponentially more complex,” say many CIOs, IT and application leaders.
Research has found that 89% of IT leaders are looking to external consultants to help with strategy. Typical questions asked when evaluating managed cloud providers revolve around performance SLA, costs and contracts. These questions are just table stakes. With cloud becoming highly critical to innovation yet risky, we suggest IT leaders ask questions beyond these into more strategic questions.
Brett Moss, Sean Roberts, and Michelle Egan from Ensono discuss the strategic approach companies should take when evaluating a potential managed cloud services provider.