When thinking about a Cloud platform, a lot of the discuss is about nuts and bolts; who to use; how much is it going to cost; when will it be ready?
But before you race off to AWS/Azure with a credit card, it’s worth thinking a little about how your organisation as a whole wants to work in the Cloud.
- Project vs Organisation
- Autonomy vs Control
- Subscription services vs Built services
What degree of autonomy will projects have? How is responsibility going to be split between projects and the organisation as a whole? How will governance work?
These questions connect with similar ones from our web audit framework about how much vendor lock-in you’d be willing to live with? Subscription (SaaS) services offer a fast way to implement new features, but when their bespoke APIs get baked into your applications, they become hard to uncouple.