Topic: cloud computing cost benefit analysis

CIO Guide to Cloud Computing

CIO Guide provides an overview of cloud computing from the business perspective. What is cloud computing? How does business innovation work with cloud computing? What is the business case for cloud computing? How does the IT organization change because of cloud computing? How does enterprise architecture support cloud computing? How to overcome implementation barriers to cloud computing adoption? How big data and cloud computing are connected? How to create an implementation roadmap for cloud computing?

Cloud Computing Cost Savings and Chargeback

This presentation discusses the lessons learnt implementing cloud computing, calculating the cost of cloud computing implementation and methods to charge back for cloud computing costs.

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."

Pricing and Positioning Cloud Computing Services

This paper helps position cloud computing services in a solution stack and price them for profitability. Written for vendors it can assist clients understand cloud computing service pricing.

Economics of the Cloud

This research compares the business value of cloud computing with that of on-site computing using a business value assessment framework.

Realizing the Cloud Computing Vision

This paper discusses a roadmap to realize your cloud computing vision through a disciplined business case and enabling enterprise architecture.

Rethinking the Cloud

Or thinking about it for the very first time! This presentation makes a case for cloud computing.

Framework for Cloud Buyers

This presentation presents a value based framework to facilitate with the decision to migrate to cloud computing.

Cloud Computing Strategy: Measuring the Value of Transformation

This paper describes "a balanced and evolving set of metrics to help IT executives communicate objectives, measure progress, link IT efforts to business results, and demonstrate the strategic value of IT on their journey along the IT Value Transformation Road Map – a three-stage approach to using virtualization and cloud solutions to transform IT from a cost center to a strategic value driver."

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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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