As interest in cloud computing continues to gain momentum, there is increasing confusion about what cloud computing represents. Without a common, defined vocabulary and a standardized frame of reference, organizations cannot have a cogent discussion about cloud computing. The cloud computing adoption framework addresses this challenge by providinga context for productive discussion and a structure for planning, both short and long-term, for a successful implementation.
The purpose of this paper is to introduce the cloud computing adoption framework from IBM and make it available for use by any organization looking for a standardized frame of reference for cloud computing discussions. The framework can help organizations:
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