How to evaluate whether moving to the cloud will benefit your company?

tganley

Can anyone recommend a good resource that helps you objectively determine whether cloud services will actually benefit your company?

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RomanZ
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Microsoft provides a nifty little tool that can help you objectively look at this question. It may be a little biased towards the pro-cloud answer, but I still think it can be useful. It will at least help you consider things from a more holistic perspective, so that you can come up with a more meaningful conclusion on your own.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/jj554736

datacabling
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Unfortunately i dont think anything you read will be persuasive. I wouldnt wait until you have a catestrophic hardware failure, fire, flood, theft or other problem before you decide to move as the benefits far outweigh the cost.

jimlynch
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This article might help.

Do You Replace Your Server Or Go To The Cloud? The Answer May Surprise You
http://www.forbes.com/sites/quickerbettertech/2013/04/29/do-you-replace-...

"Is your server or servers getting old? Have you pushed it to the end of its lifespan? Have you reached that stage where it’s time to do something about it? Join the crowd. You’re now at that decision point that so many other business people are finding themselves this year. And the decision is this: do you replace that old server with a new server…or do you go to: the cloud."

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