Cloud computing models can impact cost structures and governance more than many appreciate. As a user of cloud services, the CFO should prepare to model new impacts on revenue, profits, and operating margins, as well as the risks of exposing services in the cloud.
A rudimentary understanding of cloud computing dissuades many CFOs from initiating the cloud conversation. Don’t let that stop you. It would be wise to educate yourself on the service models, cost structures, and governance issues. Then use these questions to engage your CIO.
Read this paper to find the five questions you need to discuss with your CIO.