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The Cloud Adoption Playbook

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

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)
Free Chapter
1
Cover
2
Title Page
3
Foreword
16
Index
17
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Keep Calm and Adopt Cloud Successfully

Throughout this book, we have reinforced how cloud is rapidly maturing, how it has become a central part of any organization’s transformation journey, and how it underpins enterprise digital strategy. It can no longer be considered an emerging technology or a fad; cloud is now an intrinsic part of the enterprise fabric.

A recent IBM study of more than 800 cloud decision-makers defined organizations that utilize cloud to gain competitive advantage as “Pacesetters.” These organizations use cloud to re-imagine business models, make better decisions based on analytic insights, and serve customers in new ways to create winning business outcomes. Pacesetters experienced almost 2 times the revenue growth and nearly 2.5 times higher gross profit than their peer group.

Attaining this level of performance means never losing sight of cloud as an enabler for business innovation. Cloud adoption is being driven by business transformation...