Advance Cloud Computing Capabilities

Create a cloud strategy to maximize the benefits of cloud computing

Cloud computing is the new norm

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

The need for cloud strategy

To maximize the value of cloud investments, CIOs must develop a comprehensive cloud strategy for their organizations. As part of the strategy, CIOs must educate their CEOs and boards of directors about the need to invest in cloud as a style of computing that drives greater speed, agility and innovation. 

Organizations that do not have a high-level cloud strategy driven by their business strategy will significantly increase their risk of failure and wasted investment.

David W. Cearley

Vice President and Gartner Fellow, Gartner Research

Insights You Can Use

Build a cloud strategy

Cloud computing impacts every aspect of IT and the business. A high-level cloud strategy and clear decision framework for adoption are critical to capturing full value from cloud computing investments.

Ensure cloud security

Organizations struggle to evaluate the security of a growing number of cloud service providers. Effective cloud security assessment processes require a very pragmatic, risk-oriented approach.

Develop cloud computing talent

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


What’s next for cloud computing?

In its first decade, cloud computing was itself a disruption. Today it serves as the foundation for other disruptive trends including the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence and digital business. Where is cloud computing headed, and what does that really mean for you and your organization?

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