Choice and Control:  IBM shares considerations for developing enterprise cloud strategies

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Executive Summary

Enterprise-wide cloud implementation can be a challenging process, requiring a thoughtful, strategic approach. Too many organizations lack the money, manpower and skills needed to develop and deploy a cloud environment that aligns with both short-term and long-term business objectives. Even those organizations capable of building their own clouds often find, emerging from the testing stage, that they would benefit from outside management support.

There three significant problems in the third-party cloud marketplace today. These issues are common in the cloud marketplace, and they can be avoided. It is a matter of an organization first determining its cloud strategy, then - if outside help is warranted - choosing the right cloud partner.

In this white paper, learn how to:
* chart your organization's unique cloud strategy
* factors to consider when forging a cloud partnership
* create a path to value

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