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Create a cloud strategy to maximize the benefits of cloud computing

Structure a cloud strategy that fits your organization

Every business requires a cloud strategy, regardless of where it is in its cloud journey. A true cloud strategy is business-driven, focused on “what” and “why” issues and alignment to business goals.

The Cloud Strategy Roadmap provides IT leaders with actionable insights to:

  • An overview of the initiative’s key stages and milestones
  • Actions to undertake to align objectives, develop a plan, and optimize and scale your cloud strategy
  • Perspectives on the cross-functional team to support the initiative

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