Gartner Information Technology Research

What Manufacturing CIOs Must Consider Before Adopting Cloud Applications

Published: 26 March 2020

ID: G00465853

Analyst(s): Marc Halpern, Michael Ramsey, Ron Kumar

Summary

Cloud computing presents manufacturers with both benefits and risks. Manufacturing CIOs adopting this computing delivery model must consider their extended enterprise-specific requirements and capabilities in order to optimize its benefits and mitigate its risks.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Protect Data and Applications by Investing in Appropriate Cybersecurity Measures and Contingencies to Minimize the Risks of Security Breaches and System Failures
  • Streamline On-Premises-to-Cloud Migration by Adopting a Comprehensive Technology Modernization and Change Management Roadmap
  • Control Costs of Running Manufacturing-Specific Cloud-Native Business Applications by Negotiating Contractual Terms and Conditions to Protect Against Software Provider Lock-In and Lockout
  • Summary

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