Friday, October 25, 2013

How to Select a Cloud-based Business Process Vendor

For many – especially IT managers – cloud computing can feel challenging when it comes to governance, responsibility and accountability and with possible sense of loss of control. In fact, it should be the other way round. Business and IT managers should think of themselves as the service provider. It’s one thing to say that you want to expand your business processes to the cloud. It’s another thing to do so without any regard for the business choices that can protect your business. 

In the following blog articles by Depankar Neogi, Chief Architect of QuickBase at Intuit, he breaks down the criteria one should consider when evaluating a SaaS-based application.

The business value of cloud computing, Part 1
Cloud vendor selection criteria, Part 2
Factors to consider when selectng a Cloud-based application, Part 3

1 comment:

John Barness said...

Thank you for the really useful post!
All you mention is true, there are some difficulties when moving to the cloud. Due to my own experience, I can that to face fewer challenges a business owner should change the approach to working with business data. Once he understands that cyber security and data integrity is not his duty anymore, cloud service or ideals data room provider will take care of these.