This chart and an accompanying report explain the five fundamentals of cloud maturity: cloud-aligned business strategies, organisational structures, corporate cultures, technology infrastructures and governance best practices.

As the basis of the Mapping the cloud maturity curve research, The Economist Intelligence Unit solicited the views of eight leading experts, based on their real-world experience, and reviewed relevant existing literature to identify the core foundational elements of a mature cloud strategy. This chart and accompanying report summarize the findings of that research. While companies can reap some benefits from the cloud without these five fundamentals, they are needed for the corporate engine to fire up at optimum capacity and realize the full benefits.

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