Top 10 Tips for Avoiding the Most Common Mistakes in Cloud Strategies

Jun 25, 2020

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“According to Gartner, many organizations have no cloud strategy or think they have one. This research describes Gartner’s top 10 tips to enable enterprise architecture and technology innovation leaders to devise cloud strategies that will maximize the benefits that their organizations derive from cloud services.”

Key challenges from the Gartner report:

  • "Many IT departments compromise the effectiveness of their cloud strategy by assuming that it concerns only IT. They devise their strategy without input from other parts of the organization and then try to “sell it” to the business.
  • Many organizations believe they don’t need an exit strategy because they don’t expect to bring anything back from the cloud. Those that create an exit strategy tend to focus on extricating themselves from contracts, ignoring important issues such as data ownership and egress charges.
  • Organizations often believe they have devised a cloud strategy when they have instead created a cloud implementation plan. This means they haven’t considered business outcomes or asked “Why cloud?”
  • Many organizations that haven’t devised a cloud strategy compound their mistake by believing it’s too late to create one because they’re already using cloud computing. Others believe that creating a strategy will require them to move everything to the cloud.”
Gartner, Top 10 Tips for Avoiding the Most Common Mistakes in Cloud Strategies, David Smith, 21 May 2020; GARTNER is a registered trademark and service mark of Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S.and internationally, and is used herein with permission. All rights reserved.

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