5 Questions to Ask When Choosing Cloud Service Providers

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2016-05-23

You're in the market for a cloud service provider, but the sales pitches are all starting to sound the same. The provider you choose will have a major impact—for good or ill—on your IT and your business, so it's not a decision to be made lightly. How do you distinguish one from the other and make sure you've found the best fit? There are many questions to ask a potential provider, some of which will be unique to your business. But certain questions yield more telling answers that can help distinguish one provider from another and make the decision more clear-cut. After speaking with Sungard AS, eWEEK came up with a list of questions to ask about every cloud service provider you're considering. Start with a sense of the answers you'd want from your ideal partner, and use these questions to gauge where each potential provider falls in relation to that ideal. The answers will point you toward the best partner for your business, one that will be there when you need them, keep your data secure and available, and meet your every compliance and compatibility requirement.


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