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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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The Framework

As we set the context and explore the framework elements in detail, we recognize that transformation is hard and needs to be given thoughtful consideration. Transformation involves much more than technology alone; people, process, information, and culture are other important factors. Therefore, cloud adoption and digital transformation come with challenges and exacerbate friction in existing constructs, which need to be addressed for successful outcomes. Following are some of these possible areas of friction (but by no means an exhaustive list):

  • Organizations moving to the cloud must make migration and modernization decisions to determine the best fit for existing applications and data. The problem here is that whenever an application is selected to move to the cloud or stay on existing platforms, some people who are touched by that decision will disagree not on technical merits, but on how the decision affects them or their career goals.
  • Organizations require the right...