The Top 10 Cloud Myths

Archived Published: 01 October 2014 ID: G00270265


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Cloud computing is uniquely susceptible to the confusion and hype that surrounds it. Here, we provide a top 10 list of the most common misconceptions that CIOs should look out for.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • Myth 1: Cloud Is Always About Money
    • Myth 2: You Have to Be Cloud to Be Good
    • Myth 3: Cloud Should Be Used for Everything
    • Myth 4: "The CEO Said So" Is a Cloud Strategy
    • Myth 5: We Need One Cloud Strategy or Vendor
    • Myth 6: Cloud Is Less Secure Than On-Premises Capabilities
    • Myth 7: Cloud Is Not for Mission-Critical Use
    • Myth 8: Cloud = Data Center
    • Myth 9: Migrating to the Cloud Means You Automatically Get All Cloud Characteristics
    • Myth 10: Virtualization = Private Cloud
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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