8. Financial Considerations

Dan is a chief technology officer (CTO) for a business division in Brand, Inc., a midsized global company. He has been invited to present his ideas for moving Brand forward with cloud adoption to the chief financial officer (CFO) and the chief operating officer (COO). Considering the audience, Dan realizes the focus should be on the financial implications of cloud and that conversations should include but go beyond current in-house conversations that emphasize the pay-per-use benefits. Dan also realizes that the CFO and COO take direction from the CEO and want to make the CEO’s strategic imperatives realized as quickly as possible. Dan knows that some business units have adopted cloud to address minor business needs, ...

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