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7 Elements for Creating a Pragmatic Enterprise Cloud Strategy

Published: 03 June 2019

ID: G00389345

Analyst(s): Gregor Petri


Despite the increasing popularity of cloud services, enterprises continue to struggle with creating and implementing a comprehensive cloud strategy. Enterprise architecture and technology innovation leaders can use these seven best-practice examples to strengthen their cloud strategy.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Ensure the Cloud Strategy Follows a Business Strategy
  • Use Balanced Risk Management to Address Security Concerns
  • Question Cost Reduction as a Driver for Cloud Adoption
  • Plan Your Potential Routes to the Cloud Using Playbooks
  • Understand the Shared Responsibility Model of the Cloud
  • Understand the Typical Cloud Adoption Patterns of Enterprises
  • Prepare for a Changing Role of the IT Department

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