Navigating Through The Cloud: A Plain English Guide To Surviving The Risks, Costs And Governance Pitfalls Of Cloud Computing

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Written by an experienced CIO with substantial real-world experience in the design, implementation and management of Cloud technologies, this book is a practical, plain English guide that discusses the commercial, governance, risk and cost issues of Cloud for your business, and provides you with an easy to understand framework to assess the cost and risk of moving to the Cloud. Realise the value of Cloud by avoiding the real and hidden pitfalls. This book is for executives and stakeholders in your organisation with a vested interest in the successful implementation of Cloud projects and the use of your organisations IT systems - and that's not just the IT Department It insightfully and professionally reveals the kinds of issues that you are likely to face in adopting Cloud technologies in your business, whether that be small, mid-market or multinational. Focus on Software as a Service (SaaS) - Also known as the Public Cloud, SaaS is sometimes referred to as "software on-demand". You pay for what you use through a regular subscription service, and the software is accessed over the Internet. Your own nothing, except the data you load into the system. SaaS is where the majority of risk, complexity, cost and governance issues reside, and for this reason, it forms the focus of this book.

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