TECH BUYER Nov 2019 - IDC Perspective - Doc # US45630019

The CIO's Guide to Tackling the Cloud Transition Learning Curve

By: Cora CarmodyAdjunct Research Advisor

Table of Contents

Executive Snapshot

Figure: Executive Snapshot: Mainstream CIO Cloud Concerns

Situation Overview

Defining Cloud Computing

Table: Cloud Computing Service and Deployment Models

The Role of the Cloud in Digital Transformation

Drivers and Inhibitors to Cloud Adoption

Characteristics Driving CIOs to the Cloud


Risk and Feasibility


Velocity and Customer Satisfaction

Common Concerns

Security and Compliance

Vendor Lock-In Dilemma

Infrastructure Impact

Where to Start?

Figure: Five Stages of Cloud Migration

Making the Transition

Table: Approaches to Cloud Migration

Organizational Change Management

Partner Within the Enterprise

Arm IT

Measuring Cloud Performance and Impact

Advice for Technology Leaders

Figure: Advice for Technology Leaders

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