B. Decision-Maker’s Checklist

The following is a brief list of major items to consider before migrating a service to a cloud provider. By no means is this list comprehensive: It is merely designed to help you think through some of the most important elements in preparation for discussions with cloud computing providers. Hopefully, this basic framework will help you plan a successful migration to the cloud.

If you have suggestions for other items that should be included in this list, please feel free to post them on my website at http://cloudeconomy.in.

Quality Management

1. Are there quality initiatives—such as Kaizen, Six Sigma, or Total Quality Management (TQM)—currently underway inside my organization?

2. If so, what services are being analyzed? ...

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