Prepare for liftoff: 9 steps to cloud readiness

I said the cloud wouldn’t eat the world in 2017, but it’s going to happen eventually. There’s simply no reason for most businesses to run their own datacenter. There’s no reason for most non-IT businesses to write most of their software. Buying hardware? It’s a generation behind by the time you unpack it.

In the end, you have to do it. You must adapt. The business wants to use the shiny new SaaS solutions. Developers don’t want to wait on deployment. You dragged your feet this long, but now it’s time to cloud. What do you do?

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from InfoWorld Cloud Computing