An business driven overview of cloud computing for the CIO.
Topic: cloud computing overview
Key concepts, opportunities and challenges in the cloud.
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 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?
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.
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!
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.
This paper cuts through the hype surrounding cloud computing to focus on implementation specific guidance on cloud computing.
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.
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."
A framework for business IT alignment.
A good IT Strategy Plan that you can use as a template to create your own.
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)…)
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)
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.
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.
There are many definitions of IT Strategy. Which one is true?