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.
Sopra Steria Cloud Maturity Assessment Service
When taken as the very initial thinking step, Sopra Steria’s Cloud Maturity Assessment service helps organisations to cover the multiple dimensions of a Cloud-enabled digital transformation.
By means of structured assessment, brainstorming, ideation and co-design workshops involving the sponsors and decision makers of the organisations, Sopra Steria’s Cloud Strategy consultants will help assessing:
The outcome of the workshops is a Cloud Maturity Assessment and Go-to-Cloud High-Level Strategy, aimed at enabling or maximising the following key hallmarks of a successful Cloud adoption and migration:
- Be purposeful : Develop and share for adoption the Cloud strategy across stakeholders and implementers
- Be process-driven : Identify and document the necessary frameworks and methodologies
- Be prepared : Train and guide the staff. Ensure the path is clear to procure services.
- Be planned : Methodically assess candidate applications to create a prioritized migration list
- Be piloted : Successfully complete test projects before proceeding at scale