Delivering business optimisation through cloud consolidation

Increasingly business complexity, broader technology adoption and changing expectations have forced a shift in the role of the IT department and how it delivers services.

Part of this change has been driven by the advent of cloud computing, which has allowed CIOs to decrease operational budgets and focus more on designing and building applications as well as innovation.

The benefits of cloud computing are well established, but although it helps 'do more with less' it has drawbacks of its own. As such, what many companies are starting to realise is that a lack of integration between disparate applications and services is a major factor in the failure of organisations to achieve their larger strategic goals.

Rampant cloud adoption can lead to 'cloud sprawl' and IT managers can find themselves squandering the savings made when moving to cloud on managing, governing and controlling cloud adoption or dealing with confusion.

The best way to avoid situations such as these is for companies to have a comprehensive cloud strategy in place to ensure that a cloud implementation delivers business benefits.

The key is to have a method of consolidating these various cloud applications under a vendor-neutral umbrella. This enables a business to navigate the cloud landscape, implementing the most appropriate cloud strategies for the fastest results.

This solution helps businesses to define or refine their cloud computing vision, architecture and dynamic roadmap to provide cloud application and infrastructure management with a focus on ease of use and customer service.

Cloud computing is driving vast IT transformation and organisations must be ready. Businesses understand that change is coming and are looking for help in navigating this chaotic environment.

With the right partner support these organisations can move away from cloud sprawl to a cloud lifecycle approach. This comes from a collaborative and holistic approach that delivers a consistent and managed experience and provides the flexibility and control that business leaders want, the experimentation and insight the developers need, as well as cost and efficiency advantages.

As a result CIOs can focus more attention on the advancement of business goals.

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