Seeing Through The Clouds: The Power of Cloud Transparency

Cloud Transparency should be thought of as an ongoing activity, not a one-time event. This is especially important given the dynamic nature of the Cloud computing industry where Cloud services and prices are constantly changing. The Cloud computing industry is dynamic — services, prices, and providers seeming to evolve almost every day. For businesses using…

How to Compare Cloud Providers, Services, and Prices

Finding a way to compare Cloud providers can often seem like comparing apples to oranges. From afar many providers seem similar, but upon closer inspection, you quickly realize they’re entirely different species altogether. In other words, comparing Cloud providers is hard. Since the explosion of Cloud computing, providers have rapidly innovated their Cloud services with…

The 5 Cloud Archetypes Driving Cloud Computing Strategy

With the growing market adoption of Cloud computing, demand for a formal Cloud computing strategy is increasing. We’ve identified five Cloud strategy “archetypes,” or patterns, that are emerging as the key motivators and factors driving that demand. Each of these archetypes represents a given Cloud adoption pattern that is approaching Cloud strategy differently. Strategy First…

Cloud Transformation Readiness Framework Part 1 of 4

Introduction Cloud readiness is a term used frequently as Cloud computing matures into early mainstream adoption.  Cloud readiness refers to an organization’s relative capacity to successfully adopt Cloud computing capabilities into its organizational fabric – the culture, its business processes, into its products and services, and into its information technology (IT) capabilities. Most Cloud readiness…