Cloud computing is transforming the way business is done and organisations are run, by providing easily scalable technology solutions on/off-premise that enable cost savings, improve customer experience and encourage agility.
Cloud computing is not a revolution, rather an evolution of existing technologies delivered through an ‘as a service’ model. The use of cloud can help organisations deliver highly flexible IT solutions whilst driving financial and operational efficiencies.
Although cloud computing is not a panacea, it can enable information and communication technologies to transform the delivery of products and services to customers. Cloud computing represents a move away from legacy technology, and can empower organisations to become more innovative and to embrace the digital revolution.
A move to cloud is not a straightforward decision for CIOs especially when it comes to business critical IT infrastructure. The business case for cloud services has to be developed and it has to become part of the overall technology strategy so as to determine its implications on the IT architecture. At the same time CIOs have to be aware of ‘Shadow IT’ and ‘BYOD’, which may present risks and vulnerabilities for the organisation.
The challenge for many organisations is to gain clarity on the cloud computing opportunity. They need to prioritise the adoption/migration of cloud computing technologies based on a thorough assessment of the benefits and risks involved for each.
We help our clients at all levels of their cloud computing lifecycle:
Cloud strategy and business case
Cloud sourcing and contracting
Cloud transformation programme
Cloud value assessment
Wavestone is a ‘Crown Commercial Service Supplier’ (G-cloud) to the UK Government. Public sector organisations can procure our services through the Government Digital Marketplace.