A cloud readiness assessment should be the first step in moving to the Cloud. Follow a proven methodology to audit and assess your existing ICT service to discover what is going to work for your business and people. Learn which workloads and applications will deliver tangible benefits from moving to the right cloud solution. Here are 8 questions to consider before moving an application across to the cloud. Checklist: Moving applications to the cloud 1. What is the business outcome for moving this application to the cloud? 2. How important is availability of this application? How directly could loss of availability affect revenue? What is the per-hour or per-minute cost of downtime? 3. What reporting information do key stakeholder groups need now and what does the future state look like? 4. What is the expected life of the application? 5. How often will IT need to upgrade the application to stay ahead of the competition? 6. How will any planned mergers, divestments or acquisitions affect this application? 7. What is your ideal timeline for the move? 8. What laws and regulations must this application and its data comply with? Further reading: Three things about Cloud Computing your CFO needs to know, Moving Applications to the Cloud Download our Intercloud Whitepaper Vita Enterprise Solutions As Telstra Cloud experts, Vita Enterprise Solutions will work with you to share best practices. We can assess your requirements, consider all the possible Cloud scenarios, as well as use cases specific to your organisation. We will present solutions and deliver whole of business outcomes. Find out more.