This IDC Perspective describes the benefits of moving throughout the stages of cloud strategy in a quick and efficient manner. The purpose is to stress the importance of a longer-term vision when planning a cloud migration. The content describes the benefits accruing to business as it progresses from an ad hoc cloud strategy to a strategy that is optimized for cloud value. This document assists senior IT leaders — C-level officers, solutions architects, and leaders in development, operations, networking, and storage organizations of midsize and larger organizations — in justifying the appropriate investment in cloud migration.
"An effort of this magnitude requires informed planning, collaboration, and a clear vision for where the business is headed. It is imperative to choose the right metrics based on the benefit goals and a change management strategy that is data driven and continuously updated," according to Frank Della Rosa, IDC research director, SaaS and Cloud software.
Cloud strategies, Cloud system software, Cognitive/artificial intelligence, Infrastructure and platform clouds, Operating model transformation, Public cloud services, Software as a service, Technology buyer