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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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Cloud adoption is a journey. As you embark on the journey, you need to establish a strategy for how your organization will adopt, transform, and deliver value. Then you need to turn your high-level cloud strategy into a tangible road map that you can execute. Using the adoption and transformation dimensions we discussed earlier, along with the key considerations and six-step plan, can help your organization benchmark its cloud maturity and identify the best approach for successfully adopting cloud.

The technologies used are only part of implementing a successful cloud strategy. An organization’s structure and its willingness to adopt new technologies and to manage new operating models are equally important and should not be overlooked. Your organization can choose different approaches as adoption accelerates. You may start with a targeted disruptive approach and then ultimately move to an evolutionary approach over time, for example. Understanding your organization’...