Finding the right drivers for Transformation
Enterprises may be attracted to the Cloud by the promises of tangible benefits, like reducing datacentre costs or footprint, or intangible benefits, like agility or innovation. These benefits will however only become reality at the end of a transformation journey that involves many essential aspects to be understood and tamed.
Those key aspects involve from CEO’s and Business Leaders to:
Have a clear vision of the business problems to resolve and challenges to address
Establish the digital transformation roadmap, identify the corresponding IT programmes supporting the roadmap and select the corresponding effective Cloud migration strategies
Have a sound understanding of what the different Cloud technologies, service types, resources consumption and costing model entail
Prepare the organisation for a culture overhaul and guide teams in the adoption of new work methods and usage habits
Assess the readiness of the application and infrastructure landscape against Cloud technologies, business outcomes, security, risks and complexity
Understand the responsibility shifts when engaging with a Cloud service provider, while remaining accountable
Depending on how the digital transformation is embraced, rolling out the best Cloud migration could either effectively support the desired business transformation, or pave the path to an expensive and inefficient IT environment missing most of the expected business benefits.