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Tag: Getting Started

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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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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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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