Advanced Cloud Computing Technology

Create a cloud strategy to maximize the benefits of cloud computing

Tips to avoid most common mistakes in cloud strategies

In the course of reviewing hundreds of cloud strategies, we have seen some mistakes that occur frequently. This research will help you devise cloud strategies that maximize the benefits your organization derives from cloud services. We describe our top 10 tips on how you can avoid some of the most common cloud mistakes.

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    Khalid Al-Mutawah

    Director of Enterprise Architecture, Information & E-Government Authority

    Cloud computing is the new norm

    Cloud computing continues to evolve from a market disruptor to the expected approach for IT. Although cloud computing has become a foundation of digital business, many organizations still struggle to optimize this powerful tool. Gartner estimates that less than one-third of enterprises have a documented cloud strategy.

    Graphic showing that more than 75% of the organizations using cloud services indicate they have a cloud-first strategy.
    Graphic showing how Gartner predicts that, through 2020, 95% of cloud security failures will be the customer's fault.

    Maximize your cloud computing investment

    Cloud computing represents one of the most valuable innovations in current IT and business strategies, but continues to be misunderstood and underutilized. CIOs should familiarize themselves with the benefits of cloud computing, learn about cloud security and understand what type of talent is necessary for successful cloud implementation.

    Cloud computing insights you can use

    Gartner insights, advice and tools help IT leaders implement a cloud computing strategy driven by their business strategy to reduce their risk of failure and wasted investment.

    Demonstrate cloud strategy leadership

    Gartner can help you understand the best options for your organization, including how to:

    • Create your cloud strategy
    • Ensure cloud data security
    • Develop talent
    • Adopt the right cloud services

    Ensure cloud security

    News stories have demonstrated that information can leak out of clouds. However, these examples show that it is almost always users, not the cloud provider, who fail to manage their controls to protect their data. Clouds are secure, and Gartner can help organizations use them securely. 

    Develop cloud computing talent

    Cloud computing success requires new roles and competencies. Gartner advises investing in a cloud strategy and architecture group, as well as cloud product managers, and recognizing the critical role of IT finance.

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