Companies looking to adopt cloud computing often struggle after the initial implementation process because it's difficult to forecast potential problems a new IT system will have on an organization's operations. Those with regulatory compliance needs often experience the most strife after a move to the cloud. IT Business Edge contributor Lora Bentley believes that addressing these issues prior to vendor selection and system implementation will prevent potential problems.

Involving the IT department early in the process will provide insight into potential issues that other employees, even information executives, can't predict. Having to address infrastructure issues after implementation can cost money and valuable time. Shifting IT operations to a cloud computing model is time consuming enough without snags in the process.

The novelty of cloud computing can be problematic for enterprise security. Employees want to download new apps to make their jobs and transition to the cloud more seamless. Explaining that their activity is subject to employer review will prevent them from sacrificing security.

Carefully addressing issues in cloud computing implementation will make the process smoother. Network World recently reported companies that slowly move to the cloud are most likely to enjoy success with the technology.ADNFCR-2553-ID-19767413-ADNFCR