Trends Report

Rightsource Your Applications For The Cloud

May 24th, 2012
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James Staten
With contributors:
Christopher Voce , Eric Chi , Jessica McKee


CIOs frequently ask us which applications they should consider moving to the cloud or replace with cloud services. Forrester provides you with a methodology to answer this question and help you determine the best fit for all types of outsourcing. This is key because many applications are not a good fit for cloud computing environments but are legitimate candidates for outsourcing in other ways. This report provides CIOs working on cloud computing a quick framework for making these build/buy decisions and introduces Forrester's strategic rightsourcing tool. This report is designed to help you rightsource your applications for the cloud. It is an update to "I&O Execs Must Determine Which Applications Should Move To The Cloud" originally published on May 25, 2011.

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