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What makes a cloud migration strategy successful?

[fa icon="calendar'] 25-Feb-2020 10:47:17 / by Ekta Date posted in Digital Transformation, Cloud migration, Cloud Adoption, DART Framework

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Should enterprises move their business-critical systems to the cloud? Most enterprises, especially the ones looking to modernise their legacy systems & processes would answer in the affirmative- ‘a resounding yes!’


Cloud adoption is the latest computing paradigm that has taken over the IT industry. Enterprises are adopting cloud computing services to transfer increasingly significant pieces of their business to the cloud to make themselves much more competitive. By leveraging cloud services, they can deploy their software systems over a pool of resources. Recently, Fitbit moved all the data associated with its Care Management and Coaching Platform for healthcare providers to Google Cloud —giving Fitbit the scale it needs to integrate with large hospitals and insurers. Similarly, Kroger Co. USA’s biggest supermarket chain migrated all its websites and mobile applications to cloud. Cloud-based services have amassed popularity among public organisations as well, with almost half of the US government organisations actively using cloud services.

Cloud-based services have gained attention across the industries, however, the potential for increased uptake of the technology is still large. As per Gartner 2019 forecast report over the next three years, 44.6 percent of smaller organisations along with 37.7 percent of midsize and 40.4 percent of larger organisations plan to migrate to the cloud. However, ‘how to migrate to the cloud?’ is still an unanswered question for many organisations. To minimise the potential risks associated with the migration, it is important to have the right migration framework to improve the maturity level and consequently trust into legacy-to-cloud migration.

To ensure successful cloud migration, enterprises should focus on how to move to the cloud. Cloud is more than just a hosting platform and simply moving all the data to a cloud platform cannot be classified a successful migration as it is not sufficient to tap into the possibilities that a good cloud migration strategy could render. It prevents you from taking advantage of the cloud’s unique capabilities to create something entirely new, the right way. Some case studies have illustrated that having the right cloud migration strategy can be a significant differentiating factor between a successful migration vs. failure of investments. 

A successful cloud migration requires the planning and execution of a comprehensive strategy that sets migration goals, creates a timeline, anticipates challenges, and defines the project’s success.

Here are four important stages to ensure a fast and uneventful move to the cloud:

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RPA adoption: key factors to consider

[fa icon="calendar'] 02-Nov-2019 01:45:49 / by Nivedita Singh posted in Digital Transformation, RPA Implementation, automating systems and processes

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Successful RPA adoption requires successful adoption of the ‘Automation First’ mindset. Businesses embarking on a digital transformation journey should carefully weigh their options, align changes to their growth plans and define a clear set of strategies before taking an exploratory plunge.

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Why enterprises should navigate digital transformation?

[fa icon="calendar'] 17-Oct-2019 10:57:16 / by Ms. Kiran Gidwani posted in Digital Transformation, Customer Insight, Business Process Automation, Customer Engagement

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To deliver value and accelerate growth, enterprises need to change their fundamental approach and add speed and accuracy to the various business processes. New digital technologies present both game-changing opportunities for-and existential threats to-companies whose success was built in the pre-digital economy. Digital transformation is a pre-requisite for sustainable growth and in some cases, survival of enterprises in the current dynamic and pace-driven market.

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AI related challenges and transformational possibilities

[fa icon="calendar'] 12-Sep-2019 16:59:17 / by Gordon Cullum posted in Digital Transformation, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Data Science

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What are some of the AI related challenges and transformational possibilities we are faced with as a company delivering digital transformation for enterprises? This is the question I attempted to answer in my innovation keynote speech at AI Tech North, the first large scale AI conference in the North of England. It was truly exciting to share insights, my perspective and observations with AI enthusiasts, academics, graduates and leaders gathered in large numbers to discuss innovative technologies and data trends.

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How Agile GDS adds efficiency to Digital Transformation programmes?

[fa icon="calendar'] 22-Aug-2019 18:46:38 / by Deepak Thaper posted in Digital Transformation, Government Digital services, Agile with GDS, UK Public Sector

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Agile Government Digital Service (Agile GDS) framework was designed and adopted by the UK public sector to ensure a higher level of agility in their digital services development programmes. This terminology is not new for people and enterprises that are already associated with digital services market or public sector transformation initiatives in the UK. For all enterprises and professionals involved in digital transformation projects or digital services development it is vital to have a firm grasp on the historical background and reasons for putting in place a distinct framework.

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How to avoid getting your wires crossed with RPA

[fa icon="calendar'] 16-May-2019 12:25:05 / by Gordon Cullum posted in Digital Transformation, Artificial Intelligence, RPA

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During last month’s Leeds Digital Festival, I had the pleasure of hosting a round-table discussion on RPA entitled Robotic Process Automation: The Emperor’s New Clothes? The collective insights of my guests – senior representatives of businesses from across the north of England – made for a truly fascinating debate and I want to share the fruits of our discussion with you.

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What you ought to know about digital transformation risks

[fa icon="calendar'] 18-Jun-2018 13:54:53 / by Esperance Barreto posted in Digital Transformation

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Do you feel like you have all bases covered to make the organisational impact with your transformation programme? That it will be an easy tick in the box at the end of the project. You've got it all wrong then.

It’s no surprise then that over 80% of companies fail to some extent when delivering digital transformation.[1]  In this blog post, I've captured insights on digital transformation risks from Prahlad Koti, the Managing Director of our UK business. These recommendations are relevant whether you are embarking on a new transformation programme, and equally, if you need help with an existing or failing project.

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Has your IT partner equipped you for the digital age?

[fa icon="calendar'] 21-May-2018 21:42:11 / by Darren Milnes posted in Digital Transformation

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Following the success of our first internal Hackathon with Mastek, our key IT partner in June last year, we promised that we would run another one soon. Since it was a UK-based event, it was not available to our Mastek colleagues in Mumbai. Therefore, the concept of the first Together and Mastek Hackathon was born. This blog post captures my insights of the day without the use of too many techie terms along the way.

 

 

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Smart thinking about smart cities

[fa icon="calendar'] 07-May-2018 09:01:00 / by Paul Dykes posted in Digital Transformation, Smart Cities

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In recent years, we’ve had the pleasure of working with several local councils to support them in realising their digital ambitions. By translating ‘analogue’ council services into digital services, they’ve increased transparency and access to services while reducing costs. As satisfying as the involvement has been, we’re even more excited about what the future holds.

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Digital Channel Shift Predictor: The Business Case

[fa icon="calendar'] 02-Apr-2018 00:00:00 / by Gordon Cullum posted in Digital Transformation

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We recently helped a customer use machine learning concepts to build models for predicting how their customers will shift across channels. It is a significant milestone in our ability to help customers create their digital strategy and specifically, to build the business case for the channels that they should go after. Know more about this engagement here.

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