Their Business, Your Risk
As the cloud market matures, it’s important for CFOs to understand the cloud-provider business model and track their business risks. If your provider is heading for trouble, so are you.
5 Sneaky Tripwires in Your SaaS Contract
Most CFOs today know all about security risks, and the importance of data privacy in the cloud. But it’s what you don’t know that can hurt you.
When Clouds Collide, You Get Lightning
In the hybrid cloud, the risks that arise from Shadow IT become systemic. That means they affect every aspect of the business. So CFOs better know how to keep those risks manageable.
IT Risk: Your Audit Checklist
Your auditors worry about the cloud. So should you. As your organization begins its cloud flight, has it fastened its auditing seatbelts? Here’s a seven-step checklist to ensure a safe landing. Buckle up.
Before You Sign That Cloud Contract
If you decide to use cloud-computing services, be sure your contract with the provider gives you maximum protection.
10 Things You Just Gotta Have in Your Cloud Contract
A CFO’s guide to the wild and wooly world of cloud services in which contracts are mutable, companies come and go, and politics a continent away could materially impact your business.
Four Barriers to Cloud Due Diligence
Cloud computing comes with significant risks. Mitigating them takes work, but that's better than crossing your fingers and hoping you'll get lucky.
Choosing a Cloud Application: A Hornets’ Nest of Complexity
When pricing cloud versus on-premise applications, CFOs need to beware volume escalators.
Who Knows What Evil Lurks in Your Public Cloud’s Data Center?
The Shadow may know, but you don't. Even as the cloud makes it easier to manage enterprise IT, it also concentrates and amplifies risk.
When Disaster Thunders Through the Cloud
Cloud computing and disaster recovery can make for a stormy marriage. The best intentions — and a robust business continuity plan — may not be enough to save you from an expensive divorce.
Cost Surprises Hidden by Clouds
When it comes to IT costs, nothing is ever simple, and the public cloud model is no exception. That's why CFOs need to get smart and get involved.