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Cloud computing has reached an inflection point for enterprises — a comprehensive strategy for broad adoption and use is now required. Until now, most companies had adopted public cloud services in an ad hoc fashion, driven mostly by business leaders and developers creating new customer-facing systems that corporate IT could not deliver quickly enough. These initial experiences prove that cloud applications, platforms, and business services are now ready to be strategic resources in your business technology portfolio. Only CIOs can help the business strike the right balance between the agility, efficiency, security, compliance, and integration that's required for a successful cloud strategy. This report, an update to "Achieve Cloud Economics For Operations And Services," originally published on May 2, 2012, describes how to execute an enterprise cloud strategy from vision to implementation to ongoing optimization.