Gartner Research

The Cloud Strategy Cookbook, 2019

Published: 02 April 2019

ID: G00385759

Analyst(s): David Smith


Every business can benefit from a cookbook approach to developing a cloud strategy. CIOs should focus efforts on a living document that connects business strategy to implementation and migration plans.

Table Of Contents


  • Executive Summary
  • Cloud Computing Baseline
  • Business Baseline
  • Service Strategy
  • Financial
  • Principles and Assessment/Inventory of Where You Are Today
    • Principles
    • Assessment of Where You Are Today — The Inventory
  • Security
    • Security Is a Great Example of the Importance of Alignment With Other Strategies
  • Supporting Elements — Organizational and Staffing Issues
  • Exit Strategy
  • Cloud Strategy In Practice
  • On to the Implementation/Adoption/Migration Phase

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