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IDC PlanScape: Cloud Adoption Strategy

IDC PlanScape: Cloud Adoption Strategy

This IDC PlanScape focuses on two key processes that enable senior IT executives to evaluate which workloads to move to the cloud and which should remain on-premise:Categorizing workloads to define cloud adoption prioritiesEvaluating incremental advantage of cloud adoption for each workload "Performing these two analyses should go a long way to determining an organization's unique 'sweet spot' in the cloud as the basis for its cloud adoption strategy," says Bob Multhaup, adjunct analyst with IDC's IT Executive Programs (IEP).

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IDC PlanScape Figure
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?
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
Step 3: Evaluate the Long-Term Implications of a Cloud Migration
Step 4: Ensure That Necessary IT Capabilities Are in Place
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