AWS Cloud Enterprise Strategy Blog

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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Create a Culture of Experimentation Enabled by the Cloud

“Speed matters in business” -Jeff Bezos Keeping your business competitive in today’s market is hard, though in many that’s always been the case. Wired points out that, since its inception in 1955, the Fortune 500 has seen between 20 and 50 companies fall off the list each year. Technology has a lot to do with this […]

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11 Things to Consider When Educating Your Staff on Cloud

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. – Benjamin Franklin My last post discussed how you already have the necessary resources to leverage cloud technologies, provided you enable your staff with the appropriate education. So how do you, the Chief Change Management Officer, educate your staff so that […]

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You Already Have the People You Need to Succeed with the Cloud

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” — Nelson Mandela I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to talk to a number of executives from a wide range of companies about their business and IT strategies. Every executive and company has their own unique set of challenges, but they all share […]

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