Gartner Research

Three Factors Will Continue to Impact Enterprise Cloud Playbooks

Published: 30 September 2015

ID: G00271075

Analyst(s): Gregor Petri

Summary

Although the use of cloud services is growing faster than the overall enterprise IT market, it remains just a small part of overall IT spending. As cloud computing crosses the chasm to enterprise use, strategic planners must create a playbook for their future cloud use.

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  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Today's growth in cloud usage comes largely from SaaS-based point solutions and new consumer-facing "Mode 2"-type digital solutions on IaaS and PaaS, not from the types of broad infrastructure migrations Gartner sees many strategic planners focusing on
  • The business impact of cloud services for strategic planners increases as it moves up the cloud services value chain from infrastructure services to business process services
  • The introduction of cloud solutions will lead to a more diverse solution landscape, requiring strategic planners to steer toward cloud service brokering and hybrid IT scenarios as the "new normal" for enterprise IT

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