With the introduction of the digital workplace (DWP), many companies have already taken the first step. But how should they proceed in order to truly leverage the great potential of the cloud?
Many working methods have already been modernized in a sustainable way. At the same time, however, employees expect more and more from the applications they use. For companies to reap the benefits of the cloud transformation, such as greater flexibility and efficiency, the next step must now follow: making business and professional applications usable via the cloud in order to prevent delays in work processes. To name one example: It must be possible to send finalized contracts or offers that are crucial to business to customers from the home office immediately and without any problems. Who can afford to, or would want to, put off their customers until the next day just because a template is not available remotely? This is where a comprehensive cloud transformation creates lean processes, high availability, and applications that are up to date at all times.
For IT departments, the transformation into the cloud company of the future entails a number of challenges that demand competent solutions. After all, they not only have to deal with migration and the management of cloud services and new developments: Someone also has to keep existing applications and the existing infrastructure running.
Professional external management and technology consultants are there to support IT departments with their expertise in every phase of the cloud transformation. An important milestone is the early development of the necessary core competencies for the later operation of the infrastructure, ideally in a cloud center of excellence (CCoE).