Yesterday’s Enterprise Architecture is no longer enough for competitive digital businesses. Digital transformation enabled by cloud technology has emphatically disrupted what our profession does—or, at least, what we’ve spent the past decade thinking it did—and requires us to again explore and adopt new methodologies and tools to manage IT.
Which applications to move to the cloud?
After the resulting high-level capability model is agreed (figure 4), every capability can be taken and further fragmented to ensure the necessary level of details. A good idea is to create an Application Matrix showing the relation between business capabilities supported by cloud as well as by legacy on-premise applications in relation to specific user groups or locations.
Advancements in technology bring many changes. In this case, Big Data, resulting analytics, and cloud computing all enables the unique chance to integrate and analyze massive amounts of device data. This unique view also gives enterprises the opportunity to formulate add-on services for the devices.
As enterprises warm up to cloud computing, they generally opt for a hybrid cloud architecture. A hybrid cloud is an integrated cloud service utilizing both private and public clouds to perform distinct functions within the same organization.
“In 2020, a No-Cloud policy will be as rare as a No-Internet policy today” - Gartner
As a part of digital transformation, clouds offer a lot of business-enabling benefits and opportunities. Increased time to market due to shortened development cycles, ability to scale at demand, dramatically increased assets utilization, reduced operational expenses and easier handling for IT staff are only some of the benefits.
As digital transformation looms, many organizations scramble to transfer their computing to the cloud. Cloud computing leverages the most effective and economical solution possible, constantly enabling your company to be agile and competitive.
Historically, companies were required to purchase, assemble, and maintain their entire IT infrastructures in-house. Cloud transformation is changing that.
What is cloud transformation?
Gartner predicts the worldwide public cloud services market will grow 18% in 2017 to $246.8B, up from $209.2B in 2016. There are many clear benefits to adopting cloud services - but many organizations are still apprehensive to migrating to the cloud.
Printing has become seemingly less important as businesses move towards a paperless existence. Still, printing is an integral part of operating an enterprise. Cloud computing and storage have innovated almost every other aspect of business, and printing is the next frontier.
More and more companies are seeing the benefit of moving to the cloud, and for good reason. Cloud technology offers many benefits to better suit agile enterprises to spearhead digital transformation and keep their company competitive in the ever changing business environment.
It is imperative to design an agile IT architecture to prepare for fast-paced changes in the business landscape. Digital transformation has brought forth a need to be hyper respondent to the needs of our customers - which include rapid deployment of innovative products, services, and software.