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China Summary Translation: 'A Three-Part Approach to Jump-Start Your Cloud Strategy'

Published: 23 May 2016

ID: G00308325

Analyst(s): Peter Liu , Daryl Plummer


Defining a cloud strategy can become a convoluted process, and many companies need advice on where to begin. IT leaders should consider these best practices to guide cloud adoption.

Table Of Contents



A Three-Part Approach to Jump-Start Your Cloud Strategy

  • Key Challenges
  • Recommendations



  • Adopt Cloud Computing Services From an Outcome Perspective
    • Survey Your Cloud Usage
    • Survey Your Applications for Cloud Readiness
  • Define Your Guiding Principles for Cloud Adoption
    • How You Acquire Cloud Services
    • Account Management and Negotiation
    • Data Restrictions
    • Exit Strategies
    • Disaster Recovery Options
  • Determine What Matters to You in the Cloud

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