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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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What Does a Cloud Strategy Mean for the CIO?

For the past few years, chief executive officers (CEOs) have identified technology as the number-one factor they see affecting the success of their businesses.1

For them, technology is not just part of the infrastructure needed to implement a business strategy; it’s what makes entirely new strategies possible. Without technology in place in a meaningful way to spark continual innovation, they fear being left behind. As a result, chief information officers (CIOs) foresee a major shift in their own priorities as they evolve from service provider to strategic enabler.

Ninety percent of business and technology executives are including cloud computing in their current or three-year plans.2 That should be no surprise, given the emergence of the cloud as a catalyst for continual innovation across both business and IT. The cloud is rapidly evolving. What started as a scoped play to reduce infrastructure capital expenses and in-house administration...