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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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Aspects of a Governance Model

Based on our experience working with clients, we recommend a governance model that does the following:

  • Enables you to identify, manage, and mitigate risks.
  • Helps you ensure regulatory compliance.
  • Helps you drive toward standardized solutions and solution patterns in a concerted way. (Solution patterns are generalized solutions developed for one purpose and applied to other scenarios.)
  • Promotes consistent cloud adoption throughout your organization.
  • Drives synergy through sharing and reusing processes that work, captured as best practices.

For such a governance model to be effective, the following elements must be in place:

  • Strong technical leadership to define and implement the right cloud strategy and architecture with a focus on exploiting opportunities and mitigating risk.
  • An internal operating model that leverages new consumption and delivery models based on self-service, chargeback, showback, or pay per use. Showback is a way of driving awareness...