Topic: cloud computing strategy

Strategic Planning for Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing is among the top items on a CIOs agenda. Understanding what cloud computing is, what it can do for your enterprise, and how to implement it efficiently are the questions on every CIOs mind. This indepth e-book can help create a strategy, and migration plan for cloud computing in the enterprise.

Cloud Computing Basics

This paper provides an in-depth introduction to cloud computing, and lays the groundwork for creating effective cloud computing strategies. What is cloud computing? What are the different types of "clouds?" What are the benefits of cloud computing? How to implement a cloud for your business?

Case Study – IT Capability Assessment

This case study, conducted by a consulting firm, illustrates how to conduct an assessment of key aspects of an organization's IT capability. The results can then be analyzed to make decisions about fixing things, moving things to the cloud or other steps to make it more effective and efficient. MUST Read! (150 pgs)

Cloud Computing and Enterprise Architecture Strategy

This presentation discusses cloud computing architecture and implementation in the context of enterprise architecture planning strategy and service oriented architecture (SOA) strategy. The net? Cloud computing should not be implemented in a vacuum and must be an integral part of the EA and SOA strategies.

Case Study: Enterprise Architecture Based Cloud Computing Strategy

This white paper details a case study on designing an enterprise architecture based cloud computing strategy – it details the steps taken to design/modify the enterprise architecture and a roadmap to chart progress from current to strategic capability incorporating cloud computing.

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)

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.

Cloud Computing Adoption Strategy

This document discusses the considerations in adopting cloud computing in a government organization. The objective is to create a coordinated approach to implementing cloud computing across the enterprise with a pilot to get the ball rolling.

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?

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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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