Cloud computing: procurement and commissioning (part 4)

In the first three fact files in this series we discussed the technology behind Cloud computing, the compelling business and commercial drivers that support the Cloud computing model and the risks inherent in Cloud adoption that need to be tackled. For those who now want to take the first steps toward Cloud adoption, how should they go about starting this journey? What should they look for in a Cloud provider? How can they ensure that the Cloud environment delivers value for their business? This factfile attempts to provide some guidance to these questions.