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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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By Steve Robinson, GM, IBM Hybrid Cloud

Over five years ago I took the opportunity to lead a startup team within IBM, which included some of the authors of this book, to develop a product that we thought would disrupt the industry. That product became IBM Bluemix PaaS, which is now at the heart of IBM Cloud. It certainly required disruption within IBM, as we had to build the product in ways that were transformational and new to us. It required us to move away from traditional models, and to learn how to develop natively for the cloud. We knew we had to embrace this new way of working to meet our clients' changing needs.

What I heard over and over again from our clients was that they needed to drive their own disruption, otherwise they risked being disrupted. If they didn’t accelerate their own innovation, then a handful of programmers may just do it for them. They saw how agile organizations are disrupting industries and leaving established players in their wake...