Topic: value of 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)

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?

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.

Clearing Away The Clouds

A concise presentation on cloud computing – good read to understand what all this fuss is about!

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."

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.

Cloud Computing Strategy

This presentation discusses the creation of a vision, strategy and implementation plan 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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