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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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Implications to the Enterprise

Many of the ideas we describe in this book can and should apply to any organization, but we highlight the challenges that cloud adoption presents in large enterprises, particularly those that are involved in strategic outsourcing.

You need to understand the critical importance of the value that technology vendors and service providers deliver to enterprises — and, equally important, the rate of adoption and transformation within your enterprise. Although the Playbook assumes the perspective of the enterprise, for a fuller context, you must consider the service-provider relationships and contract vehicles through which such value is delivered to you.

Especially in strategic outsourcing arrangements, service providers earn their revenue by taking on risk on behalf of their clients. If you are in an arrangement like this, it means that you must take care to ensure that you factor in the commitments the service provider has made (including appropriate...