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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.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
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Cloud Challenges

Moving to the cloud creates many challenges for an organization — including regulatory requirements, sourcing and standardization issues, and threats to security and reputation— that must be addressed through a governance model. We will begin by describing these challenges, and appropriate responses to those challenges, in the following sections.

Regulatory requirements

As we discussed in Chapter 6, businesses and their IT providers are required to meet regulatory requirements, and the regulatory landscape continues to evolve. In addition to responsibility for compliance, you also have responsibility for accelerated business-value delivery in a highly competitive environment.

You need to balance the pressures of safely delivering on your business responsibility by taking advantage of your service providers, the partner ecosystem, and the plethora of services they provide. You need to strike this balance pragmatically while focusing on your core business...