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Publisher Comments:

“This book successfully addresses the approach for adopting cloud into organizations (small and large), realizing that every application may not be a fit for a cloud environment. The writer does an excellent job of integrating cloud into the approach for an enterprise architecture and drilling down into how to evaluate cloud in its variety of implementation techniques, along with the benefits and drawbacks of each.”

— Sue Miller-Sylvia, IBM Fellow and Vice President, Application Innovation Services, IBM Global Business Services

Make the Right Cloud Adoption and Deployment Decisions for Your Business

This is the first complete guide to cloud decision making for senior executives in both technology and non-technology roles. IBM® Global Business Services® Executive Architect Pamela K. Isom and IBM Fellow Kerrie Holley present practical business cases, vignettes, and techniques to help you understand when cloud investments make sense and when they don’t. You’ll find decision models that are anchored with practical experiences and lessons to guide your decision making, best practices for leveraging investments you’ve already made, and expert assistance with every aspect of the cloud transition.

Drawing on their extensive experience working with enterprise clients, Isom and Holley show how to integrate both business and technical considerations, set the right priorities, and successfully manage everything from security and performance to governance. Whatever your company’s size, industry, or challenges, this book will help you drive maximum business value from the cloud—on your terms and on your timeline.

Coverage includes

  • Assessing the business value of a cloud adoption strategy based on 10 specific expectations
  • Gaining more value by incorporating cloud into enterprise architecture
  • Implementing cloud when you don’t already have an enterprise architecture
  • Fully understanding the financial implications of cloud-based strategies and technologies
  • Incorporating cloud in environments that have already adopted Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)
  • Selecting components of your cloud portfolio, including elements of larger outsourced or managed solutions
  • Governing cloud as part of your overall organizational landscape
  • Systematically recognizing and mitigating cloud adoption risks, including security, cost, and performance
  • Planning the transition: retiring legacy applications, transforming business processes, and selecting partners
  • Anticipating and guiding the use of cloud business patterns, trends, and technologies

Synopsis:

This is the first complete guide to cloud decision-making for executives and leaders in both technology and non-technology roles. IBM Global Business Services Executive Architect Pamela K. Isom shows how to maximize the value of cloud adoption in your small, medium, or large enterprise though the use and/or extension of your integrated business and IT strategy (a.k.a. your Enterprise Architecture.). Drawing on her extensive experience working with enterprise clients to deliver high-value cloud solutions, Isom presents:

- Practical business cases, vignettes, and techniques including outsourcing considerations that will help consumers understand when cloud investments make sense; and help providers understand the expectations of cloud consumers

- Techniques for developing your enterprise cloud adoption strategy that includes guidance on identifying and prioritizing both cloud candidates and enablers 

- Financial considerations that should be communicated and incorporated into your strategy for current and downstream project effectiveness

-Practical Small-Medium-Enterprise (SME) and Large Enterprise (LE) business scenarios and analysis of cloud business adoption patterns and trends

-Enterprise cloud adoption strategy and roadmap examples that involve regulatory requirements, risk management, and rationale behind sourcing and provider selection decisions

- Explanations of why it's important to reflect current Enterprise Architecture in cloud decision-making, what happens when companies don't, and why it is important to incorporate cloud considerations into your EA

- Insights to organizations that may not have an EA and the business benefits of embracing EA principles to incorporate cloud into your organization

- Includes a foreword by Kerrie Holley, IBM Fellow and GBS CTO, co-inventor of Service-Oriented Modeling and Architecture (SOMA) and the Service Integration Maturity Model (SIMM)

Synopsis:

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About the Author

Pamela K. Isom is an Executive Architect in IBM Global Business Services and a Chief Architect of Complex Cloud Integration and Enterprise Application Delivery in the AIS Cloud Solutions Practice. She is a member of the IBM Academy of Technology where she leads initiatives on smarter cities and cloud computing in highly regulated environments. On the client front Pamela leads complex cloud adoption and integration projects as well as initiatives that attribute to a greener, cleaner environment. Her passion is helping clients develop a cloud product strategy and establish partnered relationships so that the adoption and integration of cloud solutions are optimized. She looks across the enterprise and she thinks end-to-end when it comes to cloud adoption. She works with all stakeholders from the CEO to delivery practitioners where her ultimate strength is driving client value. In addition Pamela is a leader of SOA and Enterprise Architecture. Within IBM Pamela leads the GBS Patent Board where she has filed several patents with the U.S. Patent Attorney’s office.

Externally, Pamela is a graduate of Walden University where she is an active alumni and plans to teach other students; she is an active member of IEEE, The Society of Women Engineers (SWE), The Open Group™ where she represents the cloud steering committee and leads the Cloud Business Use Case (CBUC) team, TMForum, the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), the American Legion where she and her husband connect with and support the military and their families, and Pamela is a frequent speaker at global, industry-wide conferences. Pamela is a two time recipient of the Black Engineer of the Year Award for Modern Day Technology Leaders and a contributor to numerous publications to include Intelligent Enterprise Architecture, Smarter Buildings, and she is a contributor to two books The Greening of IT by John Lamb and SOA 100 Questions Asked and Answered by Kerrie Holley.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1: Business Value of a Cloud Adoption Strategy

Chapter 2: Business Value of Incorporating Cloud into Your EA

Chapter 3: The Lifecycle of Your Enterprise Cloud Adoption Strategy

Chapter 4: Identifying Cloud Candidates

Chapter 5: What About Governance?

Chapter 6: Mitigating Risk

Chapter 7: Planning the Transition

Chapter 8: Financial Considerations

Epilogue: Thinking Beyond the Race

Appendix A: Augmenting Your Delivery Model with Cloud

Appendix B: Cloud Case Studies and Common Questions

Appendix C: More on Cloud Business Trends

Glossary

Product Details

ISBN:
9780132599849
Author:
Isom, Pamela K.
Publisher:
IBM Press
Author:
Holley, Kerrie Everall
Author:
Isom, Pamela
Author:
Gordon, Penelope Everall
Author:
Holley, Kerrie
Subject:
Information Management
Subject:
Business management
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Edition Description:
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IBM Press
Publication Date:
20110912
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TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.988 x 6.067 x 0.835 in 508 gr

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"Synopsis" by , This is the first complete guide to cloud decision-making for executives and leaders in both technology and non-technology roles. IBM Global Business Services Executive Architect Pamela K. Isom shows how to maximize the value of cloud adoption in your small, medium, or large enterprise though the use and/or extension of your integrated business and IT strategy (a.k.a. your Enterprise Architecture.). Drawing on her extensive experience working with enterprise clients to deliver high-value cloud solutions, Isom presents:

- Practical business cases, vignettes, and techniques including outsourcing considerations that will help consumers understand when cloud investments make sense; and help providers understand the expectations of cloud consumers

- Techniques for developing your enterprise cloud adoption strategy that includes guidance on identifying and prioritizing both cloud candidates and enablers 

- Financial considerations that should be communicated and incorporated into your strategy for current and downstream project effectiveness

-Practical Small-Medium-Enterprise (SME) and Large Enterprise (LE) business scenarios and analysis of cloud business adoption patterns and trends

-Enterprise cloud adoption strategy and roadmap examples that involve regulatory requirements, risk management, and rationale behind sourcing and provider selection decisions

- Explanations of why it's important to reflect current Enterprise Architecture in cloud decision-making, what happens when companies don't, and why it is important to incorporate cloud considerations into your EA

- Insights to organizations that may not have an EA and the business benefits of embracing EA principles to incorporate cloud into your organization

- Includes a foreword by Kerrie Holley, IBM Fellow and GBS CTO, co-inventor of Service-Oriented Modeling and Architecture (SOMA) and the Service Integration Maturity Model (SIMM)

"Synopsis" by , @lt;P style=MARGIN: 0px@gt;This is the first complete guide to cloud decision-making for senior executives in both technology and non-technology roles. IBM Global Business Services Executive IT Architect Pamela K. Isom shows how to build on and extend existing Enterprise Architecture (EA) investments to maximize the value of the cloud. Drawing on her extensive experience working with enterprise clients to deliver high-value cloud solutions, Isom presents: @lt;/P@gt;@lt;P style=MARGIN: 0px@gt; @lt;/P@gt;@lt;P style=MARGIN: 0px@gt;- Practical business cases, vignettes, and techniques to help both consumers and providers understand when cloud investments make sense @lt;/P@gt;@lt;P style=MARGIN: 0px@gt;- Litmus tests and decision trees for guiding cloud decision making @lt;/P@gt;@lt;P style=MARGIN: 0px@gt;- A clear explanation of why it's so important to reflect current Enterprise Architecture in cloud decision-making, and what happens when companies don't @lt;/P@gt;@lt;P style=MARGIN: 0px@gt;- Proven methods for incorporating cloud considerations into existing EAs @lt;/P@gt;@lt;P style=MARGIN: 0px@gt;- Guidance on identifying and prioritizing cloud enablement candidates and building adoption roadmaps @lt;/P@gt;@lt;P style=MARGIN: 0px@gt;- Potential EA refinements that help drive more value from the cloud @lt;/P@gt;@lt;P style=MARGIN: 0px@gt;- Illustrative examples of cloud deployments that minimize risk and optimize ROI Includes a foreword by IBM Fellow Kerrie Holley, co-inventor of Service-Oriented Modeling and Architecture (SOMA) and the Service Integration Maturity Model (SIMM).@lt;/P@gt;
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