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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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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