We will help to build a strong foundation for your cloud journey, enabling the transition from cloud-first intent to reality. Your cloud ambitions will be clearly mapped to business results. Aligning the business and technical requirements of your central IT and business units is critical to the success of your cloud strategy. Avoid the common mistake of jumping in before defining business outcomes and establishing governance and control. Your requirements will dictate whether a multi-cloud approach leveraging two or more public clouds or private clouds is optimal for your needs versus a hybrid cloud architecture where workloads run in both public and private clouds.
Justify your cloud strategy and investments
Digital business requires speed and agility that cloud computing provides through the use of cloud services which become available to a broader set of users through a self-service interface. Users help themselves to these cloud services, stimulating creativity and innovation.
Using cloud services is not enough: you must optimize your application design
Using cloud services is not enough. It's the way you use cloud services that matters, You have to optimize your applications for cloud computing with the explicit purpose of getting the most value at the lowest effective cost.
Best Practices for Cloud-Based Growth
Transforming the business may mean redefining business models, identifying new revenue streams or expanding into new geographies to open new business opportunities. Transforming IT infrastructure often means increasing its agility to respond to dynamic business needs. Transforming processes may involve Simplifying and harmonizing workflows and policies to achieve lower costs and higher quality. Making it easier to scale how work is done to meet rapidly evolving workforce and business needs, or for use on new mobile platforms. Adding new analytics platforms to improve product or service offerings. Together, such initiatives can transform the entire enterprise, driving significant and ongoing cost reductions, revenue increases and competitive advantage. Choosing which cloud services will deliver the most value - and from which provider - requires an in-depth assessment of each segment of the enterprise landscape. Determining the proper mix of internal, external and hybrid clouds also requires understanding which applications are best suited to the cloud, which older "systems of record" must provide information to them, and the security and regulatory requirements the cloud provider must meet. We've found that a vision clarification and readiness assessment exercise can help business and technology stakeholders agree on which systems and business processes are the best candidates for the cloud.