More and more organizations are using the opportunities that cloud computing offers them. Both business and IT professionals have often considered the offerings of various suppliers, and the use of the various forms of cloud is increasing at a rapid pace. But what exactly is the impact of cloud computing on an organization and is the organization prepared and equipped for this? How can an organization get most value from cloud services? We will take a closer look at these questions in this white paper. After presenting the key forms in which cloud services come, we will address each of the seven aspects which are key in assessing whether an organization is cloud-ready: personnel, service, legal and procurement, sustainability, financial, architecture and security, and governance.