619KI Cloud Computing Key Issues Revisited – Part 1
On 29 August, 2008, Saugatuck published an initial list of Key Issues (see Note 1 in the margin for Saugatuck’s Key Issue definition) related to Cloud Computing. These Key Issues are the important questions and challenges that we see as framing vendor and user strategies and actions, changing markets, vendor offerings and the business buyer’s evaluation, acquisition and use of these offerings.
Since that time we have continued to focus primary and secondary research on the evolution of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and the emergence of Cloud Infrastructure offerings. This ongoing research has yielded important additional insights.
This Strategic Perspective updates those five original Key Issues which we identified in Strategic Perspective KI-499, Cloud Computing: Five Key Issues Framing the Research Agenda, published 29Aug08.