The cloud promises cost savings, agility, and more. But the increasing complexity of modern IT systems often prevents businesses from realizing the outcomes they sought by moving to the cloud in the first place. At the core of this complexity is technical debt. Ad hoc decisions, traditional approaches, and "quick and dirty" solutions add up to fragile, more complex systems (and organizations)--reducing the pace of change, driving up costs, and degrading security. To succeed in the cloud, you first have to manage the problems IT complexity creates. This practical guide will help.
If you're tasked with designing, delivering, or approving IT systems that support business growth, this book will teach you the principles and strategies you need to break out of silos, reassess traditional thinking, provide the business a better competitive position, and achieve cloud success across the company.
Table of contents
1. What Is the Modern IT Complexity Dilemma?
- The Structure of Modern IT Organizations
- The Advent of Complexity
2. Auditing and Assessing Your IT Ecosystem
- Auditing Versus Assessment
- What Do You Measure?
- Why Do You Measure?
- How Deep Do You Measure?
- Adaptive Assessment
- Examples of Adaptive Assessments
- The Survey Analogy
- 3. Moving to an Adaptive Architecture
- 4. Managing Knowledge
- 5. Creating Your Technology Investment Framework
- 6. Starting the Conversation
- About the Author
- Title: Overcoming IT Complexity
- Release date: December 2022
- Publisher(s): O'Reilly Media, Inc.
- ISBN: 9781492098492
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