A client asked me how much of their application portfolio should be running in the Cloud using SaaS. The client wanted a benchmark of what other companies were doing of similar size and scope. I informed client that looking at a percentage is not a particularly useful formula. A more appropriate process is to analyze cloud applicability on an application by application basis. I just published an interactive toolkit on gartner.com, called How to determine the Appropriateness of SaaS. The toolkit enables clients to weigh and rate criteria to determine whether a specific application under consideration would be conducive for cloud computing and SaaS. Example criteria include security, integration and budgeting to name a few. Its must see for companies who are evaluating whether to move a particular application to the cloud or not.
by Robert Desisto | September 23, 2011 | 3 Comments