Transitioning the Enterprise to the Cloud: A Business Approach

Wednesday, May 04 | 9:00AM–10:00AM | Rhythms Ballroom, Second Floor
Session Type: Professional Development
Transitioning an IT operation to the cloud is expensive and risky. The transition, in turn, adds complexity to the overall support model. And, until the transition is complete, recurring costs actually go up. As if additional costs, increasing risk, and added complexity were not enough, deciding where to start is perplexing. Furthermore, a cloud transition can be disruptive and requires structured risk planning that must take into account the appropriate pace of change for a particular company. Based on his book Transitioning the Enterprise to the Cloud: A Business Approach, Ed Mahon's presentation will address these issues with a focus on the costs, complexities, risks, and benefits associated with building a complete cloud sourcing strategy. All EDUCAUSE and NACUBO member attendees will receive a copy of Mahon's book at registration.


  • Ed Mahon