Many organizations have no cloud strategy or think they have one. This Gartner report contains research describing our 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.
Almost every organization uses cloud computing, but many still don’t have a cloud strategy or even a cloud implementation plan. Organizations won’t be able to take advantage of using cloud services without a sound cloud strategy. A cloud strategy explores and defines the role that cloud computing should play in the organization. A cloud strategy isn’t a plan to migrate everything to the cloud.
A good cloud strategy should be concise, consisting of 10 to 20 pages or slides. It should be a living document that is updated regularly. The cloud strategy should be driven by business strategy and should provide guidance to those who will implement it. It must coexist with other strategic efforts, not try to redo them.