Cloud vs. On-Premise: How Do You Decide?

Patricia Clay

CIO at Hudson County Community College

Learning Objectives

Unless you have an absolute Cloud-First strategy that is well-funded, you need to make decisions about what applications and services you base in the cloud. When do you look at hybrid or SaaS solutions? During this presentation we will discuss the decision-making process, particularly in Higher Education and Non-profit institutions. What information do you need to make the decision? How are other technology leaders deciding?

Key Takeaways:

  • Cloud and On-prem solutions costs even out over a long time horizon

  • When you need full-control over data and support, you need on-prem or strong contractual arrangements

  • Each organization should have a framework for making these strategic decisions