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An Overview of Enterprise Cloud Strategy Approaches and a Pragmatic Template for Setting Your Cloud Use Policy

Published: 25 January 2017

ID: G00317697

Analyst(s): Neville Cannon , Gregor Petri


With the increasing popularity of external cloud services, enterprises struggle to maintain comprehensive cloud use policies, limiting strategic adoption. IT Infrastructure & Operations leaders can use this template to bridge and unify cloud strategy and cloud policy.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Corporate Strategy Trumps Cloud Strategy
  • Balanced Risk Management
  • Specify Your Potential Routes to the Cloud in Cloud Playbooks
  • Use a Simple Decision Tree
  • Cloud Strategies and Policies Must Address All Cloud Models
  • Setting Some Cloud Principles
  • The Changing Role of the IT Department
  • From Strategy to Policy

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