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Is Your Company Ready for Cloud Choosing the Best Cloud Adoption Strategy for Your Business

ISBN: 9780132599849 | 0132599848
Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Publisher: IBM Press
Pub. Date: 6/21/2012

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This is the first complete guide to cloud decision-making for executives and leaders in both technology and non-technology roles. IBM Global Business Services Executive Architect Pamela K. Isom shows how to maximize the value of cloud adoption in your enterprise though the use and/or extension of EA (your integrated business and IT strategy). Drawing on her extensive experience working with enterprise clients to deliver high-value cloud solutions, Isom presents:- Practical business cases, vignettes, and techniques including outsourcing considerations that will help consumers understand when cloud investments make sense; and help providers understand the expectations of cloud consumers- Explanations of why it's important to reflect current Enterprise Architecture in cloud decision-making, what happens when companies don't, and why it is important to update EA to incorporate cloud considerations- Insights to organizations that may not have an EA and the business benefits of embracing EA principles to incorporate cloud into your organization.- Techniques for developing an enterprise cloud adoption strategy that includes guidance on identifying and prioritizing cloud candidates and enablers- Financial considerations that should be communicated and incorporated into your strategy for current and downstream project effectiveness- Includes a foreword by IBM Fellow Kerrie Holley, co-inventor of Service-Oriented Modeling and Architecture (SOMA) and the Service Integration Maturity Model (SIMM).

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