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One of the key components of the University’s cloud strategy is a repeatable process for evaluating opportunities and ensuring that a total cost of ownership model is used that incorporates a true cradle-to-grave costing approach. This methodology includes the following steps:

1. Review business requirements

a. Service catalogue additions
b. Business support

2. Evaluate service

a. Identify benefits
b. Prioritize available services
c. ID delivery/service options

3. Perform a risk assessment

a. Threat and risk assessment
b. Control identification
c. Statement of residual risk
d. Compliance strategy

4. Calculate true total cost of ownership

a. Capital costs
b. Operational costs
c. Adoption costs
d. Exit costs
e. Retirement costs
f. Risk mitigation costs
g. Compliance costs
h. Estimate benefits/process savings/return on investment
i. Develop business case

5. Determine overall requirements

a. Service level agreements
b. Engagement, backup, and exit strategies
c. Project charter development

6. Enterprise Architecture compliance

a. Cloud deployment model options analysis
b. Initial operating condition (IOC) definition
c. Enterprise architecture compliance assessment

7. Acquisition

a. Service model options analysis
b. RFP if appropriate/vendor evaluations
c. Service contract assessment and management

8. Implementation

a. Change management
b. Data migration
c. Data security
d. IAM integration
e. Infrastructure integration
f. Initial operating condition (IOC) achieved

9. Support

a. Standards/Services
b. Metrics/Reviews
c. Monitoring/Continuous Compliance

10. Service Retirement/Replacement

a. End of life determination
b. Retirement/Replacement decision
c. Data retrieval
d. End of service life