Jake Sorofman, VP of marketing, rPath
Any IT transformation is complex and high risk, requiring significant change in technology, process and culture. This is why an incremental, plan-driven approach is critical for successful transformation. The Cloud Computing Adoption Model is a graduated, stepwise approach for adoption of cloud technologies. It helps to cut through the hype and lay out a clear game plan incrementing toward cloud without putting projects, budgets and even careers at risk based on a 5-step framework loosely modeled after the Capability Maturity Model (CMM) from the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon University. For each level, the Model outlines the strategic goals, key investment requirements, expected returns, risk factors, and readiness criteria for graduating to the next step.