Four Common Cloud Challenges and How to Deal With Them

Challenges such as governance, security, talent management, cost and vendor lock-in are some of the biggest roadblocks on the path to comprehensive cloud management. Plus, with the fast-and-furious pace of workloads, cloud adoption can quickly go from a dream IT initiative into a nightmare of out-of-control costs, a lack of adherence to internal policies and controls, reliability challenges, and, in the worst cases, data breaches and regulatory fines. Here’s how to take a strategic approach to managing these four key areas of cloud computing.

Cloud Computing Magazine

Joe Kinsella: Cloud migration has accelerated among businesses of all sizes in the last two years, driven in large part by the desire to become more agile, reduce operational costs, and increase innovation. Adoption shows no signs of slowing and the IDC predicts that most software vendors will have fully shifted to a software as a service (SaaS (News - Alert)) or platform as a service (PaaS) platform by the year 2018.