Buying managed services is radically different from investing in on-premise technology. You are not just investing in a service providers’ technical ethos and roadmap. You are buying into their culture and way of doing business.
This is why choosing the right cloud service provider is a decision that is increasingly being taken at board level.
As a result, today’s CIOs need to present budgets that explain investments in terms of business benefits.
In this paper, we present a model for CIOs to build budgets their boards will support.