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The Cloud Adoption Playbook

By : Moe Abdula, Ingo Averdunk, Roland Barcia, Kyle Brown, Ndu Emuchay
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The Cloud Adoption Playbook

By: Moe Abdula, Ingo Averdunk, Roland Barcia, Kyle Brown, Ndu Emuchay

Overview of this book

As cloud technologies continue to challenge the fundamental understanding of how businesses work, smart companies are moving quickly to adapt to a changing set of rules. Adopting the cloud requires a clear roadmap backed by use cases, grounded in practical real-world experience, to show the routes to successful adoption. The Cloud Adoption Playbook helps business and technology leaders in enterprise organizations sort through the options and make the best choices for accelerating cloud adoption and digital transformation. Written by a team of IBM technical executives with a wealth of real-world client experience, this book cuts through the hype, answers your questions, and helps you tailor your cloud adoption and digital transformation journey to the needs of your organization.
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How Is Cloud Adoption Affected by Compliance Issues?

Audit and compliance controls are increasingly critical for both cloud providers and cloud consumers. Auditors and risk officers need to validate implemented controls against an organization’s security policy, industry standards, and risk policies, and report deviations when they occur. Compliance is defined by regulations (such as HIPPA and GDPR), certifications (such as FIPS), and frameworks (such as FISMA and PCI). Your organization may also add requirements on top of these regulations, certifications, and frameworks.

Certain standards are mandatory for specific industries, and an automated reporting tool can help organizations efficiently demonstrate compliance with these standards. Tools such as IBM Regulatory Compliance Analytics with Watson can help security teams understand their compliance posture. It’s imperative, however, that cloud consumers understand how the cloud provider fits within their overall workload...