Cloud Computing: A Procurement Checklist

Many health care organizations have accepted the cloud as a key investment for the future. The cloud is now mainstream, and allows organizations to restructure their IT infrastructure to reduce capital costs, store and manage increasing volumes of data, and respond quickly to changing business and industry demands. Although concerns still linger regarding cloud security, data ownership, and patient data privacy, most of those fears have started to wane. Service model definitions and the pros and cons of the cloud have been covered extensively, however IT leaders should make sure they are addressing all of their needs during the procurement process.

This resource is meant to assist IT leaders as they start to evaluate new cloud solutions, providing a checklist of considerations regarding product performance, contract agreements, security, vendor expertise, as well as considerations for their own internal operations.

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