The first-of-its-kind guide to making optimal, sustainable cloud adoption decisions for your enterprise. * *Shows how to optimize cloud adoption by aligning business and IT requirements, pain points, strengths, and inhibitors. *Includes practical examples that clarify when cloud computing makes sense. *Shows how to reduce risk and increase ROI by incorporating cloud services into existing enterprise architecture, and identifies architectural refinements to increase the cloud's value. This is the first complete guide to cloud decision-making for senior executives in both technology and non-technology roles. IBM Global Business Services Executive IT Architect Pamela K. Isom shows how to build on and extend existing Enterprise Architecture (EA) investments to maximize the value of the cloud. Drawing on her extensive experience working with enterprise clients to deliver high-value cloud solutions, Isom presents: * *Practical business cases, vignettes, and techniques to help both consumers and providers understand when cloud investments make sense. *Litmus tests and decision trees for guiding cloud decision making. *A clear explanation of why it's so important to reflect current Enterprise Architecture in cloud decision-making, and what happens when companies don't. *Proven methods for incorporating cloud considerations into existing EAs. *Guidance on identifying and prioritizing cloud enablement candidates and building adoption roadmaps. *Potential EA refinements that help drive more value from the cloud. *Illustrative examples of cloud deployments that minimize risk and optimize ROI Includes a foreword by IBM Fellow Kerrie Holley, co-inventor of Service- Oriented Modeling and Architecture (SOMA) and the Service Integration Maturity Model (SIMM).
Written in a tutorial style, this comprehensive guide follows a structured approach explaining cloud techniques, models and platforms. Popular cloud services such as Amazon, Google and Microsoft Azure are explained in the text. The security risks and challenges of cloud computing are discussed in detail with useful examples. Emerging trends including mobile cloud computing and internet of things are discussed in the book for the benefit of the readers. Numerous review questions, multiple choice exercises and case studies facilitate enhanced understanding. This textbook is ideal for undergraduate and graduate students of computer science engineering, and information technology.
Navigate the Mobile Landscape with Confidence and Create a Mobile Strategy That Wins in the Market Place Mobile Strategy gives IT leaders the ability to transform their business by offering all the guidance they need to navigate this complex landscape, leverage its opportunities, and protect their investments along the way. IBM’s Dirk Nicol clearly explains key trends and issues across the entire mobile project lifecycle. He offers insights critical to evaluating mobile technologies, supporting BYOD, and integrating mobile, cloud, social, and big data. Throughout, you’ll find proven best practices based on real-world case studies from his extensive experience with IBM’s enterprise customers. Coverage includes • Understanding the profound implications and challenges of consumerized IT in the mobile space • Uncovering powerful new opportunities to drive value from mobile technology • Transforming “systems of record” to “systems of engagement” that fully reflect context and intelligence • Identifying proven patterns for delivering common mobile capabilities in operations, commerce, collaboration, and marketing • Managing security threats related to lost/stolen devices, insecure Wi-Fi, and built-in cameras • Choosing mobile data protection, security, and management options: wrappers, containers, virtualization, mobile Software Development Kits (SDKs), virtual private networks (VPNs), Mobile Device Management (MDM), Mobile Application Management (MAM), and anti-malware • Handling the “app store” distribution model and managing updates • Using mobile middleware to support multiple platforms and back-end connectivity with less complexity • Building and integrating high-quality mobile apps—and getting useful customer feedback to improve them • Addressing international considerations and emerging markets • Mastering methodologies for successfully and rapidly executing mobile projects • Converging mobile, cloud, social, and big data into a single high-value IT delivery platform
The #1 Guide to Excellence in Technical Communication—Fully Updated for Embedded Assistance, Mobile, Search, Multimedia, and More Direct from IBM’s own content design experts, this guide shows you how to design product interfaces and technical information that always place users front and center. This edition has been fully revised to help you consistently deliver the right content at the right time. You’ll master today’s best practices to apply nine essential characteristics of high-quality technical information: accuracy, clarity, completeness, concreteness, organization, retrievability, style, task orientation, and visual effectiveness. Coverage Includes Advocating for users throughout the entire product development process Delivering information in an ordered manner by following progressive disclosure techniques Optimizing content so that users can find it from anywhere Streamlining information for mobile delivery Helping users right where they are Whether you’re a writer, editor, information architect, user experience professional, or reviewer, this book shows you how to create great technical information, from the product design to the user interface, topics, and other media. Thoroughly revised and updated Extensive new coverage of self-documenting interfaces and embedded assistance Updated practical guidelines and checklists Hundreds of new examples