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Application Leaders Must Deal With Hybrid Reality: Staffing and Skills for the Cloud-Based Application Organization

Published: 14 July 2016

ID: G00305446

Analyst(s): Christian Hestermann , Mark Driver , Matthew Hotle , Stefan Van Der Zijden


Cloud-based or SaaS applications are a growing component of application portfolios, which challenges the application organization. This third document in the series covers the impact of such applications on staffing and skills, and serves as a reference guide to relevant research.

Table Of Contents


  • Introduction
    • Other Documents in This Series
    • Context of Referenced Gartner Documents
  • Cause and Nature of Impact
  • Challenges and Recommendations
    • Take the Broker Role for Cloud Services Providing Aggregation, Integration and Customization
    • Create a Hybrid Application Organization That Supports On-Premises and Cloud-Based Applications
    • Establish a Cloud Application Services Management Discipline and Enhance Integration Competency
    • Support the Hybrid Application Organization by Focusing on Behavioral Competencies
  • Next Steps

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