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Thursday, 13 October 2016

Free kindle ebook Cloud Adoption Framework for Small Business




Are you a small business owner trying to understand cloud but uncertain about the technical language, marketing hype or just simply where to start?

How will cloud computing help your Business meet its goals?

Cloud Computing requires a new approach to how IT services are designed, delivered and maintained. Most importantly is the fact that cloud dictates substantial change for your Business.

Not having a strategy for cloud will lead to false starts and mistakes that slow your cloud transformation, introducing competitive risks and diminished credibility for your business. Cloud computing is another transformation agent that small business leaders must understand in order to effectively control its influence of change toward thier business.

The Cloud Adoption Framework for Small Business offers structure to help business leaders correctly plan their cloud adoption journey. Small business leaders can leverage either the complete framework or elements of the framework as a reference guide. Its main purpose is to make the transition toward cloud services easier to understand and more manageable.

48 hrs To Better Manage Cloud For Your Business will provide you with a practical and easy to follow approach for managing cloud that can be learned in a weekend.

The Cloud Adoption Framework for Small Business accelerates your cloud journey with an actionable path to success.

48 hrs To Better Manage Cloud For Your Business is built upon the Cloud Adoption Framework for Small Business which places priority on the people, process and tools that are required for any business to succeed. It will help your business understand your state of readiness to move to a cloud model, the challenges, implications, and benefits.

Almost a decade has passed since cloud was presented as the news highlight for business to discuss. Have you developed a strategy for cloud during that time? If not, then this ebook was written for you.


Section 1: Strategy
This domain involves setting the direction and scope of your business over the long-term. It achieves advantage for the business through its configuration of resources to meet the needs of the business related to customers, partners, staff and to fulfill your business stakeholder expectations.

Section 2: Action
This domain involves defining a course of action or planning to deliver upon the vision identified for your business. It links the Strategy of your business to the required work items to move your business toward its journey.

Section 3: Decisions
This domain provides your business with several of the key decision points that will define the decisions for selecting cloud services. The level of risk that is acceptable to your business, the costs and lifecycle of a business will be core elements of this domain.

Section 4: People
Cloud more than just a technology change and it impacts the ways in which the workforce of your business operates. This domain will look at the new and changing roles that can transform your workforce, and how Business and IT are managed.

Section 5: Financial
This domain will focus upon how cloud impacts your business model creates new financial considerations for the operating model of your business.

Section 6: Results
This domain reinforces the need to identify what represents success for your business and approaches to monitor and report upon progress of your Strategy and Actions. 



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Each section provides its own analysis and recommendations for business leaders to follow. It is recommended to start with foundational content that explains cloud computing and then progress to the section on Strategy, which is the first pillar of the Cloud Adoption Framework for Small Business, and progress through each section in order - Strategy-Action-Decisions-People-Financial-Results. However you can select any section and follow it depending upon your previous knowledge and experience with the identified concepts.

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