Institute a standard set of requirements for cloud application adoption. IT should drive the process, but be sure to involve the business owners as this will help with user compliance. Clearly outline your “nice to haves” and show stoppers. Requirements can be divided into these three categories:
Align with your cloud application vendors. Within your RFPs, require vendors to clearly outline the technologies they use, certifications they have, and their compliance with common standards such as CSA Cloud Control Matrix.