In his December 6, 2010 article in Datamation titled The Five E's of Cloud Computing Management in 2011, Jeffrey Kaplan states:

"The beauty of today's Cloud Computing solutions is that corporate executives and end-users can more easily critique their functional capabilities and user-friendliness before selecting one to address their needs. However, business decision-makers still need plenty of IT help looking "under the hood" at how these offerings are architected, delivered and supported to ensure they can integrate with existing systems and fulfill their promises. IT managers and CIOs should put selection criteria, procurement procedures and governance policies in place to oversee the evaluation and contracting processes." (Available here.)

When considering cloud computing, Kaplan says "corporate executives and end-users can more easily critique their functional capabilities and user-friendliness." What are the implications of this for planning IT acquisition projects? How much change do you see, if any, in solution selection criteria, procurement procedures, and governance approaches because of cloud computing, assuming the organization has established these earlier based on best practices?