Cloud Computing: Should I Stay or Should I Cloud?
Cloud-based computing continues to make waves in the areas of customer relationship management and enterprise resource planning. And yet, relying on an external vendor to supply mission critical software as a service and warehouse vast amounts of sensitive information is still daunting for many businesses to seriously consider. This paper discusses the advantages and drawbacks of cloud-based enterprise applications software as compared to traditional in-house installed and hosted infrastructure. Topics compared include total cost of ownership, implementation, usability, customization and security.