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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
End User License Agreement

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Strategy

A vision without a strategy remains an illusion.

—Lee Bolman

A cloud strategy helps define the outcomes a business seeks. It also lays out how you are going to get there. Having a cloud strategy enables an organization to connect adoption elements, understand dependencies, and ultimately help speedy execution, with fewer delays.

It may be a surprise that after so many years, cloud adoption remains a top of mind challenge for many organizations. While the value of cloud is well understood, and investments are funneled to make progress towards a cloud-based transformation, our experience highlights that only a small percentage of enterprises had a documented cloud adoption strategy.

As organizations look to accelerate adoption, applying best practice becomes critical to the success of developing a cloud strategy. A successful cloud strategy would not slow down an organization, nor would it stifle agility, autonomy or flexibility of the IT or business departments. It would...