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Jul 2016 - IDC PlanScape - Doc # US41463615

IDC PlanScape: Cloud Strategies — Governance for Your Cloud New World

Author: Erik Berggren Vice President of Research, Cloud Strategies
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This IDC study discusses aspects of governance for your cloud new world. For companies to effectively take advantage of this "cloud new world," there's an intensified need for a centralized governance structure.

"Developing and implementing a cloud governance framework is critical. There are some fundamental questions that need to be addressed. The IT organization will have to plan ahead as its role is changing. Most IT organizations expect to act as IT service brokers to retain control over workload placement while diversifying their choice of cloud providers. Beyond technology, this will have major implications on leadership, talent, and skills management." — Erik Berggren, vice president, Cloud Transition Strategies, IDC's IT Executive Program

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