A “must read” if you are evaluating whether to install an IT infrastructure for a cloud effort, or leverage the cloud services or infrastructure of a third-party provider.
The great appeal of cloud technology is that it shifts the economics of IT. When making the choice between build vs. buy, both approaches offer similar benefits. Cloud technology lets organizations make more efficient use of IT resources, allows for the automation of many routine tasks, and easily scales to accommodate new IT service demands and business growth.
Where the build vs. buy approaches diverge is when organizations look at operational costs and the economies of scale. This brief will explain the four areas that you would need to investigate as part of this evaluation.