Gartner Research

Government Cloud Benefit Realization Starts With Business Alignment

Published: 07 December 2015

ID: G00278976

Analyst(s): Neville Cannon


Planning for benefit realization remains a critical component within any cloud strategy. This research provides government CIOs with three activities which must be undertaken to maximize the benefits from cloud adoption.

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  • Key Challenges



  • CIOs, in Conjunction With Senior Leadership, Must Identify Which of the Cloud Attributes They Most Readily Need or Desire, at the Outset of Planning, and Ensure Financial, Performance, Risk and Business Outcome Metrics Are Appropriately Aligned
  • Government Agency CIOs Must Communicate to Senior Management the Necessary Efforts to Be Made If the Organization Is to Monitor and Harvest Every Appreciable Benefit From the Move to Cloud Computing
  • The CIO Must Coach Other Roles on Their Part to Play and Promote a "Business-Value-First" Message When Discussing With Agency Executives

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