The article was written from the viewpoint of accounting firms but the tips and advice are great for every small business contemplating a move to the cloud.
Excerpt……….The risks and issues organizations need to address.
If you listen to the hype surrounding cloud computing, you might believe the cloud is a virtual IT heaven, one where accounting firms and other organizations no longer have to worry about purchasing, setting up, or maintaining servers and computer networks. In the nirvana known as the cloud, organizations also don’t have to buy expensive software licenses or worry about having to install updates or patches. Instead, organizations can access all the applications, servers, and storage they need simply by contracting with a cloud provider that supplies all the technology and takes on all the IT risk.
If only it were that easy.
via How to avoid storms in the cloud. From AICPA