Cloud’s emergence as the preferred means of service delivery is having a wide-ranging impact. IT services are fast becoming a utility. Therefore, most organizations desire to become “asset-light” while balancing cost, service level assurance, and security or regulatory compliance. Since cloud truly implies a paradigm shift, IT management must carefully consider the potential challenges that cloud migrations could bring. Not all workloads are suitable for migration into the cloud. The role of in-house IT will change from that of being a service provider to that of a service broker, requiring new vendor management skills. IT should also proactively manage cultural changes to support new development models, all the while asserting strong architectural governance.
WGroup consultants are experienced in rigorous financial modelling (including TCO estimation) of cloud models, strategic assessment of cloud IaaS and PaaS technology partners, and actual selection of SaaS products. We also bring additional expertise in multi-supplier governance as well as in IT organization and business redesign, taking full advantage of the characteristics of cloud either as users or as providers.