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.

Complete the form to get a free copy of the research.

Download the research

Follow these recommended best practices to avoid mistakes in your cloud strategy.

By clicking the "Continue" button, you are agreeing to the Gartner Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Contact Information

All fields are required.

  • Step 2 of 3

    By clicking the "Continue" button, you are agreeing to the Gartner Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    Company Information

    All fields are required.

    Optional Optional
  • Step 3 of 3

    By clicking the "Submit" button, you are agreeing to the Gartner Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    We are currently moving our traditional data center on-premises architecture to be on the cloud and Gartner provided us the proper architecture design and cloud strategy.

    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.

    Predicts 2021: Cloud and Edge Infrastructure

    IT Leaders responsible for cloud and edge infrastructure must be innovative with network security, workload deployments, and infrastructure extended to the edge. Use this research to continue to evolve your enterprise infrastructures.

    Evolve to Remain Relevant in the Cloud Era

    An effective move to public cloud requires profound changes in the structure, missions, and roles of IT organizations. This research makes three key recommendations to I&O leaders seeking to improve the success of a long-term cloud strategy.

    Innovation Insight for the Cloud Center of Excellence

    A cloud center of excellence is a best practice for facilitating successful cloud adoption. Technology leaders can use this research to create a CCOE to facilitate the execution of their organization's cloud strategy.

    Experience information technology conferences

    Master your role, transform your business and tap into an unsurpassed peer network through our world-leading virtual and in-person conference series.


    How can we support your cloud technology assessments?

    Khalid Al-Mutawah, Director of Enterprise Architecture, Information & E-Government Authority, shares how Gartner’s toolkits prepared his team to develop RFPs and assessments to evaluate cloud technology vendors.

    Gartner is a trusted advisor and an objective resource for more than 14,000 enterprises in 100+ countries.

    Learn more about how we can help you achieve your mission-critical priorities.