CLOUD/ COLO/ HOSTING/ HYBRID/ DATA CENTER? How to choose?
On an ongoing basis, enterprise organizations decide to deploy IT assets in an internal data center, facility, hosting environment, or cloud solution. These decisions may not holistically view the financial, risk, performance, or other impacts. FORCSS enables the management of an enterprise organization to identify, weigh, and communicate the advantages and risks of IT applications deployment options using a consistent and relevant criteria based in business drivers and influences.
FORCSS helps the enterprise to overcome this challenge by focusing on the critical selection factors, thereby reducing or
eliminating unfounded assumptions and organizational “blind spots.” FORCSS establishes a consistent and repeatable set of
evaluation criteria and a structure to communicate the informed decision to stakeholders.
A coherent IT deployment strategy is often difficult because the staff responsible for IT assets and IT services across multiple
geographies and multiple operating units are themselves spread over multiple geographies and operating units. The result can be a range of operating goals, modes, and needs that are virtually impossible to incorporate into a single, unified deployment strategy. And when a single strategy is developed from the “top down,” the staff responsible for implementing that strategy often struggles to adapt that strategy to their operational requirements and environments.
FORCSS was developed to provide organizations with the flexibility to respond to varying organizational needs while maintaining a consistent overall strategic approach to IT deployments. FORCSS represents a process a) to apply consistent selection criteria to specific deployment options, and b) to translate the outcome of the key criteria into a concise structure that can be presented to “non-IT” executive management.
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