Gartner Research

Contracting for Cloud Primer for 2019

Published: 16 January 2019

ID: G00375905

Analyst(s): Rob Schafer, Bill Ryan

Summary

Sourcing, procurement and vendor management leaders face an onslaught of challenging and disruptive cloud technologies, deployment methods, consumption models and vendors. They must navigate increasingly complex cloud offerings to minimize cost and risk to maximize business value and agility.

Table Of Contents

Scope

Analysis

  • Top Challenges and How Gartner Can Help
    • What are the trends impacting XaaS deals?
    • What are the best practices in negotiating and contracting for XaaS?
    • What contract terms should we include to minimize cost and risk?

Related Priorities

  • Suggested First Steps
  • Essential Reading
  • Tools and Toolkits

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