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What is the cloud?
In a few short years, cloud has transformed business in ways previously impossible to imagine. Today, organizations tap cloud-based hardware, software and services to boost agility, increase competitiveness and innovate faster than ever before.
Cloud is both a catalyst and a connector. Cloud offers the ability to source, scale and deliver computing capacity on demand. Powered by a public, private or hybrid cloud, organizations are better equipped to handle changing business needs and create new services to improve performance.
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> Accelerated App Development
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> Business Transformation Processes
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Application Integration and Infrastructure (AI&I)
> Integration Technology Platform
> Process Integration, Orchestration and Analytics
> Landscape Management and Provisioning
> Interface Implementation and Management
Enterprise Information Management (EIM)
> Information Governance
> Master Data Management
> Data Quality and Integration
> Content Management
> Metadata Management and Enterprise Architecture
SIX STEPS TO CLOUD MIGRATION SUCCESS
Many businesses have a cloud adoption strategy, but struggle during actual migration because they lack a clear road map. Accenture’s Brian Sullivan details our six best practices for a successful cloud migration.
Think about how you approach your core business processes.An established global solution template that aligns with your cloud strategy can be replicated quickly and predictably to cover business process flows, along with technology solution approaches.
Having this part of the road map laid out saves time and effort and limits miscalculations when rolling out cloud services to additional countries, subsidiaries or business units.
With a phased approach, you enable flexibility and agility by minimizing company-wide disruption, and you can effect technology transformation, rather than just re-implementation.
Move one area of the business over, make sure the new technology is stable and effective, and prove that both IT users and people in other parts of the business have absorbed the new application and support processes. Then, make your next move.
The average multinational corporation has more than 187 subsidiaries—according to estimates from Oracle—making it imperative for them to move to the cloud in sync
If different subsidiaries use different cloud solutions, it can have devastating effects on the entire ecosystem.System and process integration is crucial to the success of any cloud migration. Furthermore, leaving some subsidiaries behind prevents them from gaining agility and lowering costs, while making them vulnerable to security gaps.
Some lines of business may require cloud applications only to meet operational needs at lower costs.Meanwhile, the more innovation-focused departments may need on-demand computing capacity, data storage and networking infrastructure to deliver cloud-native applications faster.Ultimately, all stakeholders must work together to achieve the same big picture objectives.
Every organization has unique needs, and an effective partner can accommodate existing assets while meeting future technology requirements.Only global cloud providers with breadth and depth of experience across applications, platforms and infrastructure can offer the best technology tools and support.
Moreover, view the process less as a one-time transaction and more as a long-term partnership. Select a vendor that aligns with your long term migration strategy and engage them at every stage of your digital transformation to build a strong, productive relationship.