Monday, December 28, 2015

A Cloud Computing Handbook for Business

Business demands for more flexible and cost-effective ways to access computing services have driven the creation and adoption of cloud services. Organizations want to avoid upfront infrastructure investment, reach business goals and serve customers more quickly.

This white paper describes cloud computing from a technology perspective and highlights key attributes and features. The paper also addresses deployment models, fundamentals for a cloud-computing strategy and a cloud-computing migration methodology that is focused on bringing value to organizations.


About the Authors

Dr. Wolfgang Rohde
Manager of Enterprise Integration Practice

Wolfgang Rohde is a passionate and client-focused partner in IT and business. He combines diverse global industry experience with a background in implementing innovative systems. He possesses a deep understanding of technology coupled with business practices and processes across many functional disciplines.

Wolfgang is a noted expert in enterprise architecture and enterprise integration topics, such as SOA, cloud computing and big data. He is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences and industry organizations.

Prior to joining Ciber, Wolfgang held positions as IT management consultant, director of enterprise integration and CTO with firms such as IBM, Swiss Railway Companies (SBB), and s.Oliver.

Douglas Clark
Senior Consultant – Architect – IT Strategy Practice

Douglas Clark is a senior consultant in Ciber’s IT Strategy practice. He provides architectural consulting to clients with a focus on enterprise architecture, enterprise application integration using SOA methods, and systems development. He guides clients in their analysis of business processes and assessment of the supporting enterprise architecture. Doug works with clients to plan and incrementally execute improvements to their enterprise environment to better support changing business needs.

Jimmy Hum
Senior Consultant – Architect – IT Strategy Practice

Jimmy Hum is a senior consultant in Ciber’s IT Strategy Practice, specializing in service-oriented architecture, data architecture and systems development.  He assists clients to assess their enterprise architecture, implement improved business-requirements processes and streamline their technical environments. He works with clients, account executives and consulting teams to identify, design and articulate the optimal business and technical solution for each client and then follows through to ensure the successful implementation of that solution.

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