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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 Do We Really Mean by “Culture”?

An organizational culture is the combination of the shared values, beliefs, and social norms in an organization, resulting in behaviors, practices, and customs that the members of the organization follow. An organizational culture is formed and molded by internal and external forces acting on the organization; it reflects the history of the organization, sometimes derived from a shared mythology and the philosophy of the organization.

The values and beliefs that shape an organizational culture may be partially expressed through a corporate values statement or vision statement, but any organization often has as many unwritten rules as written procedures and policies. Organizational change is hard because change agents (either internal or external) usually don’t understand these unwritten rules and hidden cultural norms well enough before they act to change an organizational culture. This leads to friction when the unwritten rules...