Once in the Cloud, Lose the On-Premises Thinking

In the last two years, enterprises have significantly boosted their adoption of cloud technologies. A recent IDG study found that 79% of organizations have at least one application or infrastructure component in the cloud, and another 18% plan to deploy cloud-based applications or infrastructure in the next 12 months. Many enterprises, however, continue to use […]

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Accelerated Cloud Migration Is Essential to Surviving the COVID-19 Crisis – and Beyond

The world as we know it has changed irrevocably, caught in the grip of COVID-19. As businesses cope with the operational challenges of the crisis, many have accelerated their adoption of digital tools and techniques, particularly the cloud, to stay engaged with both employees and customers. This is likely to continue post-pandemic. Following a near-instantaneous […]

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Why You Need to Industrialize Your Cloud Migration Efforts

In our recent study with IDG, businesses voiced high hopes for what the cloud would deliver, including accelerated IT service delivery (71%), greater ability to respond to changing market conditions (63%) and improved customer support (57%). But none of these will happen without a solid cloud migration strategy. In fact, despite extensive adoption of cloud […]

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A Proactive Approach to Optimizing Cloud Spend

A business without the cloud is as rare today as one without the internet. It’s less and less possible to compete without cloud benefits like scalability, reduced operational costs and ease of use, among others. At the same time, efforts to optimize governance and reap greater ROI with cloud computing in many cases have come […]

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Taking the Pain Out of Application Modernization

Modernizing the application portfolio is a critical step in any cloud migration, because building agility, reliability and scalability into enterprise software will position organizations to respond more effectively to continuous change. In a recent IDG/Cognizant study, about half of responding companies (51%) said they’re in the midst of modernizing their applications as part of their […]

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The Disappearing Line Between Digital Strategy & Execution

On the cusp of Oracle OpenWorld – one of my favorite industry events of the year – I’ve been thinking about how the transition to digital changes everything. Consider how digital has affected corporate business strategy for organizations in the Oracle enterprise applications orbit. It used to be that executives would meticulously plan a strategy, […]

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Think Big, Execute Small: Lean Thinking for Cloud Modernization

Enterprise migration to Amazon Web Services (AWS) is only a first step in the cloud modernization journey. Migrating applications to AWS with minimal or no changes is often considered a high-velocity approach to achieving a higher net present value (NPV) and to reducing production issues and customer downtime. AWS migration programs are followed by a […]

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Overcoming the Challenges of the Shift to Hybrid Cloud

According to IDC, public cloud IT infrastructure  spending in the second quarter of 2018 saw a nearly 59% year-over-year increase, more than double the spending growth on private cloud infrastructure during the same period. This shift to cloud, and particularly hybrid infrastructure, is being driven by decision-makers who realize the increasingly critical role hybrid cloud […]

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Four Essential Elements of a Secure Cloud Migration Plan

Cloud migration, cloud adoption and cloud-first strategies are top-of-mind business initiatives at many large enterprises. With organizations expecting as much as 80% of their IT budgets to be allocated to cloud solutions, cloud security considerations are front and center. In fact, 47% of organizations that had just begun their cloud journey  said security was the […]

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Creating a Hybrid Cloud Roadmap to Catalyze Digital Business

Enterprises seeking to digitally transform their business and operating models face numerous challenges: overcoming organizational inertia, contending with applications sprawl, finding the required technical expertise/budget, and driving the modernization agenda alongside innovation.   Thanks to their flexible, scalable and reliable nature, hybrid cloud environments help IT play the role of strategic enabler by creating a […]

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