Cloud Computing: Cloud System Builders: 12 Habits That Aid Successful Deployment Projects
The most successful cloud IT system builders know that they're facing a significant architectural transformation, which requires new thinking across people, process and technology. Too often, cloud builders dive headlong into cloud projects without first considering the organizational, architectural and process implications of what they're undertaking. The result? False starts and failures of confidence, which can set everybody back considerably. The key is to enter your cloud projects with a plan that sets you up for early wins, creating the broad support that builds upon itself to drive your transformation forward with momentum. At the heart of successful cloud transformations are 12 patterns, presented in this slide show, which you should consider as part of your own cloud initiative. Following these data points will ensure that you're on track to deliver on the cloud promise. Our resource for this article is Wayne Greene, who leads the product management team at the Intelligent Automation Solutions Business Unit at Cisco Systems. Greene came to Cisco through the acquisition of Tidal Software, where he was the vice president of marketing and product management.