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Forrester Report: Onboard the Business to Your Cloud Strategy

Delivering lower technology costs and greater operational efficiency is never a piece of cake for CIOs and IT leaders. However, when it comes evaluating cloud services and use-cases, an already difficult task is made all the more challenging as a result of differing opinions as to where/when cloud can be most effectively used. As such, it is important to build a strategy that focuses on the priorities of the business, but that still satisfies IT requirements.

Inside this Forrester report, discover the disconnect between technology management's and the business' desired outcomes from cloud computing. Explore an outline of a strategic plan for how CIOs can get cloud buy-in from other executives and business owners within their organization.

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