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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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What Prescriptive Steps Are Required to Develop a Cloud Strategy?

Much of the early use of cloud was pioneered by individual line-of-business and application teams within larger companies, often outside the budgets and controls of the CIO. Now, however, IT teams and broader supporting units within an enterprise must develop strategies that enable and support cloud use across the enterprise.

To deliver on new cloud imperatives, CIOs across industries are moving rapidly to reexamine and redesign their entire approach. Our formula for developing cloud strategies has been tried and tested in transformations across thousands of enterprises. This simple formula includes six actions aligned to the adoption and transformation dimensions that take into account the considerations we discussed earlier. The six steps are

  1. Define business objectives and constraints.
  2. Complete analysis of your workload portfolio.
  3. Envision your future state and analyze your current state.
  4. Assess your organization&...