In this article, JP Morgenthal presents the potential and problems associated with cloud computing readiness assessments. He wrote that the first thing to do when you assessing the readiness to adopt a new technology is to understand the value, cost and associated best practices available of this technology.
The article proposes a sample of questions that can be asked during this assessment:
* Who is the primary stakeholder for cloud computing?
* What is the expected goal for adopting cloud computing?
* What types of services will we be providing through our cloud computing offering?
* Who are the primary consumers for our cloud computing services?
His conclusion is that the that “readiness assessments provide three critical elements: a) appropriate expectations for cloud computing adoption, b) factors that support and hinder adoption in the organization, and c) a maturity model for IT that can also be a driver for IT transformation and delivery of IT-as-a-Service (ITaaS).”