Gartner Research, courtesy of Coalfire:

The Cloud Strategy Cookbook, 2019

According to Gartner, "Organizations with a cloud strategy have more coherent approaches to cloud usage, anticipating both the benefits and potential downsides of cloud use, attempting to maximize the former while minimizing the latter. We see better outcomes with those that have a strategy than with those that do not. The various subdisciplines — procurement, sourcing, coding, infrastructure and operations (I&O), security, etc. — cannot be fully prepared to meet the organization’s needs if they don’t have a common strategy to draw on, and to look to for their priorities."

Further Gartner adds, "The cloud strategy cookbook is a virtual template. Based on reviews and discussions with hundreds of Gartner clients, it is what we would consider best practices for building a cloud strategy."

As CIOs and IT leaders struggle with prioritization and creating a strategy to ensure cloud success. This research provides actionable advice on structuring a cloud strategy document and principles to guide you, while offering guidance on determining which applications go where.


Gartner, The Cloud Strategy Cookbook, 2019, 2 April 2019, David Smith

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