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Mar 2018 - IDC PlanScape - Doc # US43586818

IDC PlanScape: Cloud Adoption Strategy

By: Robert MulthaupAdjunct Research Advisor, Bill KeyworthVice President of Research, IT Operational Excellence

Table of Contents

IDC PlanScape Figure

Figure: IDC PlanScape: Executive Summary of Cloud Adoption Strategy

Executive Summary

Why Is Cloud Adoption Strategy Important?

Getting the Cloud Mix Right

Getting Cloud Priorities Right

What Is Cloud Adoption Strategy?

Categorizing Workloads to Define Adoption Priorities

Strategic Cloud Workloads

Easy Cloud Workloads

Other Legacy Workloads

Evaluating Workloads: Four Workload Value Creation Questions

Question 1: What Is the Total Cost of Ownership of the On-Premise Workload Compared with the TCO of the Cloud Workload?

Question 2: What Is the Incremental Business Advantage of Moving to the Cloud?

Question 3: What Are the Long-Term Strategic Implications of Moving to the Cloud?

Question 4: Does IT Have the Capabilities to Support and Deliver the Cloud Workload?

Who Are the Key Stakeholders?

Table: Cloud Adoption Strategy: Key Stakeholders

How Can My Organization Take Advantage of Cloud Adoption Strategy?

Step 1: Perform Competitive Benchmarking Between On-Premise and Cloud

Comparing IaaS

Comparing PaaS

Comparing SaaS

Comparing Additional Services

Step 2: Determine Incremental Business Advantage of Cloud Workloads

Table: Examples of "Easy" Mobility Workloads and Benefits Accrued

Step 3: Evaluate the Long-Term Implications of a Cloud Migration

Step 4: Ensure That Necessary IT Capabilities Are in Place

Table: Cloud Impact on IT Capabilities

Advice for Technology Leaders

Figure: Essential Guidance

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