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A Prototype Set of Cloud Adoption Risk Factors

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Alberts discusses the results of a study to identify a prototype set of risk factors for adopting cloud technologies.

Software Engineering Institute


This report presents the results of a study that the SEI conducted to identify a prototype set of risk factors for the adoption of cloud technologies. These risk factors cover a broad range of potential problems that can affect a cloud initiative, including business strategy and processes, technology management and implementation, and organizational culture. 

The publication of this report is an initial step in the development of cloud adoption risk factors rather than the culmination of SEI work in this area. This report identifies a range of potential future development and transition tasks related to the MRD for cloud adoption.

The SEI MRD method defines a time-efficient, mission-oriented approach for assessing risk in mission threads, business processes, and organizational initiatives.