The procurement of cloud services is unlike traditional technology purchasing. Traditional procurement and contracting approaches that are designed to purchase products, such as hardware and related software, can be inconsistent with cloud services. A failure to modernize contracting and procurement approaches can reduce the pool of competitors and inhibit customer ability to adopt and leverage cloud technology.
Ten Procurement Considerations
Cloud procurement presents an opportunity to reevaluate existing procurement strategies so you can create a flexible acquisition process that enables your organization to extract the full benefits of the cloud. The following procurement considerations are key components that can form the basis of a broader cloud procurement strategy.