How to Develop a Business Case for the Adoption of Public Cloud IaaS

Published: 21 November 2018 ID: G00365833


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Organizations often struggle to build internal consensus on the adoption of public cloud services due to the uncertainty of benefits and costs. This research helps technical professionals to develop a business case to support investments in migrating workloads into public cloud IaaS.

Table of Contents

  • Problem Statement
  • The Gartner Approach
  • The Guidance Framework
    • Prework
      • Prework: Align to Your Cloud Strategy
      • Prework: Set Expectations
      • Prework: Define Scope
      • Prework: Assess Options
    • Step 1: Quantify Expected Benefits
      • Quantify Cost Savings
      • Quantify Additional Revenue
    • Step 2: Quantify Necessary Investments
      • Quantify Skills and Processes
      • Quantify Migration and Transformation
      • Quantify Tooling Investments
    • Step 3: Calculate TCO/ROI
      • Determine Current State Cost
      • Estimate Target State Cost
      • Calculate TCO/ROI
    • Follow-Up
  • Risks and Pitfalls
    • Related Guidance
    • Appendix
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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