Moving to the Cloud? Five Questions You Must Ask Cloud Providers
By Jeff Vance | Article Published March 17, 2011
Questions for cloud computing vendors about transitioning among clouds (private, public, hybrid), data protection, SLAs, and other critical issues.
Tags: cloud computing, Cloud Providers, cloud computing contract, private cloud, Cloud Migration
IT Outsourcing Trends: Slow Growth, Cloud Computing
By Thor Olavsrud | Article Published June 03, 2010
The IT outsourcing sector is returning to growth, though now slower in the recessions wake. Meanwhile, cloud computing is changing the IT outsourcing equation.
Tags: cloud computing, outsourcing, cloud computing contract, IT outsourcing, outsourced IT
How Cloud Computing Security Resembles the Financial Meltdown
By James Maguire | Article Published April 27, 2010
Just as financial organizations paid rating agencies for an investment grade credit rating (on what later turned out to be junk), cloud computing vendors pay accounting firms for a SAS 70 security rating. Should customers be worried?
Tags: cloud computing, security, SaaS, cloud security, cloud computing contract
Data Stored in the Cloud? (Read the Contract!)
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published April 13, 2010
Experts question the small print buried in the contracts of services such as Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) and Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), which may be too favorable for the vendors.
Tags: data storage, cloud computing, Cloud, Cloud network, cloud computing contract
SaaS Survey Reveals Real World Experience
By Jeffrey Kaplan | Article Published March 29, 2010
Results of a recent SaaS survey provide details about hands-on customer experience with cloud computing and software as a service.
Tags: cloud computing, Cloud, SaaS, Cloud network, cloud computing contract
Are SaaS/Cloud Computing Vendors Offering Questionable Contracts?
By Jeffrey Kaplan | Article Published March 08, 2010
Although cloud computing enables vendors to offer far more attractive contract terms, many vendors' terms resemble those of legacy vendors.
Tags: cloud computing, SaaS, cloud computing contract, SaaS Contract, cloud provider