Gartner Research

Cloud Procurement Skills and Guidelines Optimize Results and Minimize Risk

Published: 15 September 2016

ID: G00308907

Analyst(s): Luke Ellery


Technology procurement leaders should use this research as a roadmap to upskill their teams' cloud procurement capabilities and develop practical cloud procurement guidelines to help their business leaders manage risk and promote strong vendor governance.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Empower Your Procurement Teams With Cloud-Specific Skills, Guidelines and Oversight
  • Engage Stakeholders to Determine Relevant Cloud Evaluation Themes
    • Key Cloud Evaluation Themes
    • Structure the Cloud Procurement Guide to Be Informative and Actionable
  • Ensure That All Cloud Services Are Procured Through Established Guidelines and Are Consistently Managed Through a Robust, Cloud-Specific Governance Process

Case Study

  • NSW Government Cloud Policy

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