Gartner Research

Overcome the Three Key Challenges of Adopting Cloud Services in China

Published: 24 November 2015

ID: G00293807

Analyst(s): Vincent Fu

Summary

The rise of enterprise cloud service adoption in China is being checked by bureaucracy, vendor "cloudwashing" and immature cloud account management. IT leaders in China must navigate each of these barriers to enjoy the benefits of cloud services such as automation, scalability and agility.

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  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Complex regulatory requirements prolong cloud provision time, pushing IT leaders to plan ahead
  • The "cloudwashing" phenomenon requires IT leaders to scrutinize vendors' offerings and product roadmaps
  • The habit of using personal accounts and noncorporate identification for contacts and payment processing hampers corporate use of cloud services, forcing IT leaders to introduce policies to manage cloud accounts and maintain agility

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