How to cloud, part 2: organization and risk

1 Summary

Though cloud computing is a technology, the successful adoption of cloud computing has little to do with technology. Cloud computing adoption must accommodate the dynamic requirements dictated by economics, organizational factors, and risk, in addition to changing technological factors. Thus, the key factor that drives successful cloud computing adoption is how well an organization is prepared to incorporate change into its use of computing.

This report will examine the keys to success with cloud computing for each of these four factors: technological, economic, organizational, and risk. We will provide guidance on how to incorporate changes in these areas into the use of computing. Part 1 of this report discussed how to change along with technological and economic dimensions, and part 2 covers changing along with organizational and risk factors.