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China Summary Translation: 'The CIO's Journey to Cloud SaaS: Leave Your Legacy COTS Mentality Behind'

Published: 24 January 2017

ID: G00323084

Analyst(s): Janelle Hill , Owen Chen

Summary

CIOs who bring their legacy, on-premises COTS mindset to the SaaS table risk being marginalized and seen as obstructing the time to value for their business. This research looks at how a true cloud SaaS strategy should change the relationship between the CIO and functional business leaders.

Table Of Contents

主要挑战

建议

The CIO's Journey to Cloud SaaS: Leave Your Legacy COTS Mentality Behind

  • Key Challenges
  • Recommendations

Introduction

Analysis

  • Develop a True Cloud SaaS Mindset by Understanding How the Technology and Business Model Differences Reduce Many Concerns With COTS Applications
    • OTB Functionality Versus Customization
    • Customization Skills
    • Integration and Interoperability
    • Costs
    • Vendor/Product Viability
    • Security
  • Look for Cloud SaaS Offerings in Areas That Most Need Renovation, a Faster Pace of Change and the Highest Degree of Innovation
  • Adopt a "Cloud SaaS First" Strategy to Shift From How Fast and at What Cost In-House IT Can Deliver Functionality, Availability and Performance, to Time-to-Value and Realization of Business Benefits

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