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A Public Cloud Risk Model: Accepting Cloud Risk Is OK, Ignoring Cloud Risk Is Tragic

Published: 06 January 2015

ID: G00261246

Analyst(s): Jay Heiser , Daryl Plummer , Paul Proctor


Failing to analyze cloud risk will result in missed opportunity and/or unacceptable risk to the business. Risk management is a mature discipline that can determine how much cloud risk is acceptable.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges


  • Introducing the Gartner Risk Treatment Model


  • Use the Gartner Risk Treatment Model to Support Public Cloud Computing Decisions
  • Cloud Risk Categories
  • Implementation Guidance
  • Implementation Example
  • Accepting Cloud Risk Is OK

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