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Replace Assumptions With Accurate Estimates Before Migrating to Public Cloud

Published: 28 February 2019

ID: G00384709

Analyst(s): John McArthur


Using common assumptions about cloud migrations can lead to cost overruns and runaway timelines for organizations planning a move to public cloud. I&O leaders can better align expectations with results and ensure success by collecting critical data prior to initiating public cloud deployments.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Classify Expenses Based on the Organization’s Business Goals and Needs
  • Establish a Realistic Migration Timeline
  • Optimize by Investing in People and Processes
  • Account for Postmigration Costs

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