Gartner Research

Move From Cloud First to Cloud Smart to Improve Cloud Journey Success

Published: 25 February 2020

ID: G00467017

Analyst(s): Henrique Cecci


Organizations pursuing a cloud-first strategy often find this approach evolving into a cloud-only approach despite some use cases being a poor fit for cloud. This research describes five cloud-smart best practices that can help I&O leaders accelerate their journey to the cloud.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Close the Gap Between Cloud Expectations and Reality
  • Create an Automated Governance Strategy
    • Establish a Cloud Center of Excellence (CCOE)
  • Get Cloud-Smart “FEVER”: Faster, Easier, Valuable, Efficient and Repeat
  • Focus on Simplicity With KISS (Keep It Simple and Safe)
  • Reflect Your Organization’s Unique Context and Cloud Realities

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