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    The Seven Most Common Self-inflicted Wounds in the Cloud

    The folks at ServiceMesh, a provider of a platform for managing the delivery of cloud computing services, have come up with a list of the seven most common mistakes that many an IT organization makes when first moving to embrace cloud computing.

    Most of the items on this list may strike IT managers as somewhat intuitive, yet IT organizations of all sizes routinely fall into the same cloud computing traps.

    For those that have yet to make the journey to the cloud, what follows are words of caution that should be taken to heart lest you discover just how hard a landing your organization, and not to mention career, might experience should it accidentally fall off a cloud.

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    Click through for seven common mistakes companies make when entering the cloud, provided by ServiceMesh, a provider of a platform for managing the delivery of cloud computing services.

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    Cloud computing is about managing services, not systems.

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    Pick a simple project first in order to establish a victory.

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    Migrating an existing IT mess to the cloud is still a mess.

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    Contracts usually contain hidden penalties designed to lock in customers.

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    Most service-level agreements are not worth the paper they are written on.

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    The fog of hype.

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    When there are no rules, chaos reigns supreme.

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