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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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This chapter showed what drives businesses to the cloud, and what businesses can expect to gain from cloud adoption. This chapter also showed how the cloud can disrupt your current approaches and IT operations models — both internally and with outside vendors.

Digital transformation is not easy; it requires inspiration, a clear and consistent focus, and persistence over time. It also requires a playbook to help you understand all the different areas you need to consider and how they work together or come into conflict.

This leaves you, as a catalyst and a leader, in a challenging position. You need to be able to address the following questions:

  • How do you articulate a holistic but pragmatic approach that takes organizational tensions into account and recognizes the need to move quickly and in a concerted, coordinated way?
  • How do you decide where to start bringing key stakeholders to the table and charting a path that causes alignment?
  • What are the steps you need to follow...