Journey to the cloud: The creative CIO agenda

This report provides a view of the current cloud market, advice for cloud adoption and recommendations for CIOs on navigating the cloud environment.

Since its inception ten years ago, cloud computing has expanded and evolved into one of the biggest paradigm shifts in the computer age. Instead of requiring millions of dollars of upfront capital investment and up to a year of time to provision a data center, it is now possible to do the equivalent with a credit card and a few mouse clicks in less than a minute.

For many organizations, implementing cloud computing and getting value from it are not necessarily synonymous. The diversity of legacy estates, technical debt, and growing number of available cloud services and delivery options (public, private, hybrid) creates a level of complexity in decision-making and implementation that is challenging at best and presents a barrier at worst.

Read the paper for views of:

  • the current cloud market
  • the potential benefits and barriers to cloud adoption
  • recommendations for CIOs to help successfully navigate the current cloud environment and realize value from their cloud investments.

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