3 PART 2 Business needs Organizations need to know and identify the business drivers,needs,goals, and risks to using and not using the cloud.That means: Having business stakeholder support throughout the process is critical. Obtaining buy-in from impacted parties like functional owners, end users, and supporting IT groups can make the difference between an unsuccessful and a successful project. In addition,time should be spent assessing the true total cost of ownership by comparing costs of the current on-premises model vs.leveraging public cloud. Asking why the organization is considering moving particular workloads to the cloud Identifying key operational details, as well as how they will be reviewed and validated to verify business needs are met Determining the business stakeholders, governance, and technology 9 Common Mistakes to Avoid Learn what not to do when migrating workloads in this whitepaper.