AWS Cloud Enterprise Strategy Blog

Empower Your Cloud Team

Every successful business transformation program I’ve been a part of has had a group of people dedicated to driving it. I’ve written a number of pieces in my e-book of cloud best practices around the role a cloud center of excellence can play in modern day transformation, and today I’m delighted to add a perspective […]

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Transitioning to DevOps and the Cloud

“Excellent firms don’t believe in excellence — only in constant improvement and constant change.” -Tom Peters Last year I wrote a mini-series around DevOps in the Enterprise. This continues to be a frequent topic of discussion in my conversations with CIOs, which is why I am honored to host a guest post from AWS’ Scott Wiltamuth on the […]

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4 Foundational Investments for Your Cloud Journey

“Good skin is the best foundation for your makeup” – Holland Rolland In a recent post, I introduced a mental model called the “Stages of Adoption” (SofA), which describes the Journey that organizations travel as they become cloud-first. I’ve found this Journey to be more of a leadership and change management exercise than a technical exercise, […]

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Getting Started With the Cloud?

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” — Lao Tzu In my last post, I introduced a mental model called the “Stages of Adoption” (SofA), which describes the Journey that enterprises travel as they become cloud-first. I’ve found this Journey to be more of a leadership and change management exercise than a technical exercise, […]

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The Journey Toward Cloud-First & the Stages of Adoption

“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” — Jimmy Dean In my last post, I introduced some patterns I’ve observed within large enterprises that have implemented cloud-first policies. These enterprises have reversed the burden of proof from “Why should we use cloud?” to “Why shouldn’t we […]

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5 AWS Cost Optimization Tips from GorillaStack

I continue to be excited about hosting informative pieces on cloud-related transformation from our customers and APN partners. In this installment I’d like to call attention to 5 tips on how to optimize your AWS spend from our partner, GorillaStack. Happy reading! Want to hear about 7 weird tips that will help to reduce your […]

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The Importance of Talent in Your Transformation

I’m very fortunate to be able to spend time with leaders from companies that are focused on transforming their business. There are many organizations that are using technology to do this, and I can think of few that are doing this better or more aggressively than Capital One. Drew Firment, who has been leading parts […]

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What Does Cloud-First Look Like?

“Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don’t interfere as long as the policy you’ve decided upon is being carried out.” -Ronald Reagan Change is hard. The larger and more complex an organization grows, and the more it gets used to doing things a certain way, the harder change becomes. Still, […]

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