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China Summary Translation: 'Three Moves for CIOs to Lower Business Costs with Cloud'

Published: 01 September 2017

ID: G00337285

Analyst(s): Kevin Ji , Ron Blair


The proliferation of business unit cloud use is primarily motivated by digital transformation's need for innovation and agility in big data and real-time analytics, rather than cost optimization, which causes overspending. CIOs should use three moves to gain business influence and optimize costs.

Table Of Contents



Three Moves for CIOs to Lower Business Costs With Cloud

  • Key Challenges
  • Recommendations



  • Create a Cost Center of Excellence for the Cloud
  • Get Stakeholder Buy-In With Your Initial Vision and Two Examples
    • Example No. 1: Measure the Impact on Business per Unit Costs
    • Example No. 2: Mitigate Cost of Downtime and Increased Innovation
  • Deliver on the Vision by Investing in Automation Skill Sets, Setting Targets and Being Firm on the Ground Rules
  • The Bottom Line

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