Is there such a thing as too good to be true?  Cloud computing does come with risks that CIOs and CTOs need to recognize before making the jump to the cloud.

Many IT leaders are already utilizing cloud options, but what do you think of these risk management tips:

  1. It’s crucial for an IT leader considering the cloud to have a strategy for mitigating risk. To prevent risk, the strategy must come first.
  2. Ask and understand the data management and hiring practices of the cloud provider you choose.
  3. It’s important to know how your provider plans to recover your data in a disaster scenario and how long it will take.

What do you think, is this good (Ripe) advice or is it Hype?

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