Gartner Research

Reduce Cloud Spend and Risk by Identifying I&O’s Role in Cloud Governance

Published: 22 April 2019

ID: G00383253

Analyst(s): Dennis Smith


Many I&O leaders struggle to identify a role for I&O in the development and/or execution of an enterprise cloud governance strategy. This research identifies several areas in which I&O can engage in the cloud governance process to improve cost optimization and security.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Identify Relevant Expertise Within I&O
  • Improve Satisfaction With Cloud Initiatives
    • Provide a Window for All Relevant Users to Observe the Activity in the Environment
    • Institute Cost Management and Optimization
    • Provide Security Monitoring and Remediation
    • Handle Different Personas Ensuring Environmental Hygiene Without Sacrificing Agility
    • Maintain an Inventory as This Input Is Used Across All Cloud Management Functional Areas
    • Create Policies Defining What Activities Are Monitored and What Information Is Logged
    • Institute Storage Policies
  • Automate Governance Activities

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