Advanced Search

Save Or Share This Report

For CIO Professionals

Q&A: By 2011, CIOs Must Answer The Question, "Why Not Run In The Cloud?"

But Finding A Good Place To Start Is A Challenge For Most Shops

August 14, 2009

Authors

Why Read This Report

At Forrester's IT Forum in Las Vegas in May 2009, we hosted an analyst panel about saving, making, and risking cash with cloud computing. The session sparked a lot of interest — and a lot of questions. With the buzz still strong, and a few more months of experience under all of our belts, we address the major questions that a CIO or other senior IT professional might have, including "What are the benefits and risks of cloud computing?" and "How should we get started with cloud computing?"

Get Access

Already a Client?

Log in to read this document.

Become a Forrester Client

Customers are the new market-makers, reshaping industries and changing how businesses compete and win. Success depends on how well and how fast you respond. Forrester Research gives you insights and frameworks aligned to your role to shorten the time between a great idea and a great outcome, helping your teams win in the age of the customer. Contact us to learn more.

Purchase Report

This report is available for individual purchase ($499 USD).

Purchase

Table of Contents

  • 1. What is cloud computing?
  • 2. How is cloud computing different from hosting and outsourcing?
  • 3. Why has cloud computing emerged now?
  • 4. What are the benefits of cloud computing?
  • 5. What are the risks of cloud computing?
  • 6. What workloads should we run in the cloud today? What shouldn't we run in the cloud?
  • 7. Should we move to a private cloud as a steppingstone to the public cloud?
  • 8. What three questions should we ask a cloud computing provider?
  • 9. How should we get started with cloud computing?

Recommended Research