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On Top of the Cloud How CIOs Leverage New Technologies to Drive Change and Build Value Across the Enterprise

ISBN-10: 1118065824

ISBN-13: 9781118065822

Edition: 2012

Authors: Hunter Muller

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On Top of the Cloud provides an actionable framework for developing and executing a profitable cloud strategy. The book focuses on nine specific critical areas where success is imperative: (1) Software as a Service (SaaS); (2) Platform as a Service (PaaS); (3) Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS); (4) People (Recruiting, Hiring, Training, Elevating); (5) Process Evolution; (6) Change Management; (7) Governance; (8) Security, (9) Strategic Sourcing. Each of the objectives is thoroughly explained in simple, straightforward language, accompanied by original graphics, charts and illustrations. All of the chapters are fleshed out with real-world stories and revealing anecdotes gathered from the author's exclusive interviews with dozens of colleagues, thought leaders and IT experts from major competitive organizations in markets all over the world.
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Book details

List price: $78.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Canada, Limited
Publication date: 1/24/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
A New Business Model
"Thoughtfully Progressive"
Transformational Leadership
The Rising Tide
The CIO as Rock Star
Real Stories from Real IT Leaders
Learning from Listening
More Than Technology
The Real Challenge Is Organizational
Leadership Is Essential
IT Does Matter
Stay Focused on Delivering Value
Replacing the Perpetual Pendulum
Driving the Innovation Agenda
It's All a Question of Perspective
The Engine of Innovation
Bringing Innovation to the Surface
Incentivizing Innovation
Finding the Right Balance
Winds of Change
The Third Bucket
The Closer
Outside versus Inside
Articulating the Value of Technology
The Customer-Focused CIO
Top Line or Bottom Line?
Driving Business Growth
The Rapid Enabler
Own, Rent, or Both?
Multiple Models
Also Consider the User Experience
To Cloud or Not to Cloud
Fail Fast, Fail Cheap
A Skunk Works in the Cloud
Weaving the Seamless Tapestry
Driving Change
In Front of the Firewall
Avon Calling
When the Model Fits
The New Speed of Change
Updating the Mental Model
Innovation under Pressure
The Cloud on Wheels
Campaigning in the Cloud
Building Value
Pushing the Envelope
Two Sides of the Same Coin
A Multiplicity of Clouds
Turn of the Tide
Translating "Speeds and Feeds" into Cash Flow
Entering the Cloud Governance Is Fundamental to Success
Due Diligence Taking "No" Off the Table
Afterword
Meet Our Sources
Recommended Reading
About the Author
About HMG Strategy LLC
Index