AWS Cloud Enterprise Strategy Blog

Category: Enterprise Strategy

A Hybrid Cloud Architecture Ah-Ha! Moment

Each week I meet a few more executives that are transforming the way technology delivers value to their business using the cloud. Motivation for getting started with the cloud varies, but a consistent theme in my conversations is that the cloud allows organizations to devote more resources to their core business, move faster, and be […]

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SAP in the Cloud — Part One

I am fortunate enough to regularly speak with executives at some of the world’s largest organizations about how they’re using the cloud to transform their business. One of the most frequent topics of discussion is around how to effectively run SAP on AWS. Needless to say, I am very excited to introduce a mini-series on […]

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An E-Book of Cloud Best Practices for Your Enterprise

Over the last eight months, I’ve written a series of posts detailing several best practices for enterprises using (or considering) the cloud. These are practices I encourage any technology executive or professional looking to transform their business and/or career to consider. They were first inspired by my time as CIO of Dow Jones, from 2012 […]

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Your Enterprise’s Flywheel to the Cloud

“In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.” -Yogi Berra When I introduced the Cloud Center of Excellence (CCoE) in a previous post, I noted that your CCoE should become the fabric through which all the other best practices on your Journey are woven. In this post, which will conclude […]

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Common Responsibilities for Your Cloud Center of Excellence

“The right thing to do and the hard thing to do are usually the same.” ― Steve Maraboli I recently introduced the topic of a Cloud Center of Excellence (CCoE), which is the team of people responsible for developing the cloud best practices, governance, and frameworks that the rest of the organization can leverage to transform […]

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How to Create a Cloud Center of Excellence in Your Enterprise

“Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.” -Archimedes So far in my Enterprise Cloud Journey series, I’ve discussed the importance of the role of the executive, educating your staff, giving that staff time to experiment, and (re)considering how you engage with partners. […]

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The Future of Managed Services in the Cloud

“You can’t do today’s job with yesterday’s methods and be in business tomorrow” -George W Bush In February, I began a discussion around the evolving role the partner ecosystem plays in helping enterprises transform their business using the cloud. As my post explained, the ecosystem around the cloud is growing and changing rapidly, and most of […]

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Announcing the AWS Summit — Chicago, April 18–19

Announcing the AWS Summit — Chicago, April 18–19 Registration for the 2016 AWS Summit — Chicago is now open. This free event is an opportunity to help your team learn about the AWS cloud platform, new services, and cloud best practices. Consider sending your team to the AWS Summit and accelerate your organization’s cloud journey. AWS Summit — Chicago will give […]

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Accelerate Your Cloud Strategy with Partners

“You can do what I cannot do. I can do what you cannot do. Together we can do great things.” -Mother Teresa Different organizations take different approaches to partnering with third parties for technology expertise. Some are biased toward building their own technology; others outsource some or all of the development, maintenance, and ongoing operations of […]

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