Theresa discussed three factors including cost savings, service agility and resource availability that she uses to evaluate whether or not an application is appropriate for clouding.
The QnA session started with the question “What would you rank as the top applications that you could move to the cloud?”
The question time turned to the idea of “individualized computing selection.” Theresa indicated that as an IT organization they found benefit in helping individuals purchase compatible equipment and that this is an example of how IT organizations are starting to take on more consulting roles and often find themselves in a hands-off mode.
Another aspect of this shift is identifying service delivery and monitoring standards that you expect external vendors to adhere to. This webinar was very timely as we continue to work on similar issues with moving data to cloud-based and hosted systems and as we seek new ways to partner with IS to ensure that our systems and data continue to work well.