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What CIOs Need to Know and Do to Exploit Cloud Computing

Published: 07 July 2016

ID: G00310075

Analyst(s): Donna Scott


After 10 years, confusion still exists regarding cloud computing. This guide will help CIOs understand why and how cloud as a style of computing should be exploited and why they need a cloud strategy.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges


  • The Multiple Faces of Cloud Computing


  • Justify Your Cloud Strategy and Investments Based on Your Digital Business Strategy
  • Using Cloud Services Is Not Enough: You Must Optimize Your Application Design
  • Use a Pace-Layered Application Strategy as Input to Your Cloud Strategy
    • Replace and Refactor Systems of Record to Ready Your Digital Business Platform
  • CIOs: Beware of Lock-In to Cloud Service Providers/Services
  • A Look Into the Future of Technology
  • CIOs: Develop a Cloud Strategy

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