Topic: challenges

How to Architect the Enterprise for Cloud Computing?

This presentation makes the case for using enterprise architecture for cloud computing implementation in the enterprise for an orderly transition to maximize business results. It provides a step-by-step guide to making architecting the enterprise for cloud computing. Good Read!

Enabling The Next Generation Infrastructure

This white paper discusses the key CIO challenge today: how to deploy cutting edge/next generation infrastructure for business value? The author discusses key issues and decisions that must be analyzed and resolved so the business can migrate to next generation infrastructure and create sustainable business value.

CIO and the Cloud

This article discusses the results of a survey on CIO perspectives on cloud computing to conclude that when it comes to cloud computing, CIOs have moved past the question of "if" and are now knee deep in "where" and "how."

Introduction to Cloud Platforms

This introduction to cloud platforms discusses the definition and use of cloud based applications and infrastructure.

Platform Management Trends

This presentation discusses the future of platform management – what are the key industry? where do security, virtualization and management converge? What are the key considerations for interoperability? what are some key industry standards?

An Audit Perspective on Cloud Computing

This powerpoint presentation introduces cloud computing, highlights the risks associated with it, discusses how to monitor and control them using industry standard frameworks, and illustrates this with a case study.

Cloud Computing for Healthcare Organizations

This paper explores the silver lining in the cloud revolution – it explains some of the key considerations for using cloud computing services in healthcare organizations (HCOs), hospitals, and integrated delivery networks.

Creating an Effective Disaster Recovery Strategy

This whitepaper examines the business value of operational continuity – including the increasing regulatory expectations – and exposes common technical and business flaws in disaster recovery strategies.

Editor's Picks

Sample IT Strategy Plan

A good IT Strategy Plan that you can use as a template to create your own.

IT Strategy Presentation

This in-depth – 78 pages – presentation goes into just about everything you would have wanted to know about IT Strategy aka business IT alignment (ICT Strategy, IS strategy, IS strategic alignment, IT Alignment, strategic information systems planning (SISP)…)

IT Strategy Example

This is an in-depth information technology strategic planning example that details the process and framework that CIOs can adapt to give direction to their own IT Organizations. Excellent Read!! (200 pages)

IT Strategy Template

Use this template to create an IT strategic plan for your organization – aligning business with IT strategy. IT Strategy Template can be downloaded for free by CIO Index members.

7 Steps to Business and IT Alignment

No business will ever reach the goal of “business and IT alignment”. Should this discourage you from pursuing business and IT alignment? NO! It is a worthy goal to pursue. Indeed, it is a critical one to pursue. You might never reach alignment but you can take steps to get ever closer. This requires a process. Often, we ignore the fact that business and IT alignment is a process. This process does not have a starting point nor does it have an end. It is a series of “learn and do” cycles that incrementally get towards alignment. Let me explain.

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