Date Added: Jun 2010
This cloud computing strategy brief presents a virtualization- and private-cloud-centric model for IT value transformation. It combines key findings from several primary research studies into a three-stage transformation road map. The road map outlines a set of evolving objectives, challenges, required competencies, and success measures needed to transform IT from a cost center to a strategic value driver. It is designed to address key success factors at the executive sponsorship level and at the infrastructure level. Attention at both levels is needed to ensure successful transformation. Use this paper and three other related cloud computing strategy briefs to develop a transformation vision, gauge current state, measure progress, and communicate results.