In This Study Situation Overview Defining Cloud ServicesIT Cloud Services SegmentsIT Public Cloud – Comparative SizingA Word About Private IT CloudsIT Cloud Strategies and the ChallengeFuture Outlook 1. What Is Public IT Cloud Computing: A Managed Services Contract2. Key Contract Variables: Price/Scope, Risk, and Availability3. Governance A Critical Enabler4. IT Operations Integration5. Enterprise Architectural Considerations6. Deciding When a Plan B Option Is Mandatory7. Funding Preferences: Opex Versus Capex8. Integration into the Business Context and Goals9. Organizational Issues and Human Factors — A Critical Element10. Is Cloud Computing Cheaper PerhapsEssential Guidance Why Cloud Computing?How to Proceed?ConclusionLearn More Related ResearchSynopsisFigure: Public IT Cloud Services KPIs
IT Cloud Decision Economics: 10 Best Practices for Public IT Cloud Service Selection and Management
This IDC study provides actionable advice for IT leaders, business executives, and enterprise architects.
"Designed to provide actionable advice for IT leaders, business executives, and enterprise architects considering the acquisition of cloud services, this document is based on in-depth interviews with executives at both IT organizations and IT cloud services providers, and it is designed to help IT leaders and business executives facilitate, streamline, and improve public IT cloud services decision process," said Joseph Pucciarelli, program director, IT Financial and Executive Strategies.