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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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Developing a Cloud Strategy

When it comes to developing a cloud strategy, CIOs, CSOs, and leaders involved in setting business direction repeatedly ask us:

  • What are the complete dimensions of a cloud strategy?
  • What key considerations should a cloud strategy address?
  • What prescriptive steps are required to develop a cloud strategy?
  • What proven approaches and methods best suit my organization?

Answering these questions starts with understanding the need for clear objectives, with these objectives supported by a strategy that guides the transformation. We have learned from the many engagements we have completed that for the CIO, a cloud strategy is a must. A cloud strategy articulates the strategic business intent and expected outcomes. For the CIO, a strategy acts as a guide for enabling the larger digital transformation and as a guard against fragmented, endless experimentation with no systemic effect.

If the strategy is executed correctly, it leads to meaningful, self-evident value...