Topic: cloud computing overview

CIO’s Guide to Enterprise Architecture Enhancements for Cloud Computing

This in-depth eBook provides guidance on leveraging cloud computing to create maximum, and sustainable business value for the enterprise. This requires a focus beyond cloud enabling individual applications and taking a holistic or enterprise view to cloud computing – a paradigm shift from solutions architecture to enterprise architecture for cloud computing. (300 pages)

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?

Business Application of Cloud Computing

This presentation discusses cloud computing concepts, demonstrates cloud capabilities, introduces big data concepts and underlying technologies, and explores real world business application and issues with cloud computing to give the reader a flavor for the application of cloud to business.

A Comparison of Cloud Computing Services

This paper provides a clear definition of cloud computing, popular cloud computing service providers, and a comparison of the services provided by them. Excellent read!

Demystifying Cloud Computing

This paper tries to demystify the cloud to enable a "hype-free" discussion on an important technology innovation that has the power to change the way we do business.

Bringing Cloud Into the Enterprise

This presentation defines cloud computing and discusses what CIOs plan on doing with cloud computing. A good document to read if you are getting started with cloud computing.

Cloud Computing Journey

This article defines cloud computing, discusses its advantages, debates issues with its adoption, and predicts its journey forward – a major disruptive force that will affect the distribution model for computing making it easier for small and mid sized businesses use technology to become more competitive.

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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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