Cloud Strategy

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 user organizations desire to become “asset-light” while balancing among cost, service level assurance and security or regulatory compliance.  Since cloud truly implies a paradigm shift, IT management need to 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 while asserting strong architectural governance. 

Our Cloud Strategy Consulting Services Include:

  • Organization Cloud Readiness Assesment
  • Cloud Impact Analysis and Cost Modeling
  • IaaS & PaaS Strategies and SaaS Product Strategies for Providers
  • Employee Skills Development and Change Management for Cloud Migration
  • Cloud Services Governance
  • Cloud Sourcing Advisory

 WGroup consultants are experienced in rigorous financial modeling (including TCO estimation) of cloud models and strategic assessment of cloud technology partners or actual selection of SaaS products. We also bring additional expertise in multi-supplier governance as well as in IT organization and business redesign to take full advantage of the characteristics of cloud either as users or as providers.  

WGroup realizes that to gain new competitive advantages in the era of asset-light IT, an enterprise should not think of cloud as merely an alternative services delivery channel.  Rather, it should take full advantage of this new modus operandi by extending its business vision to first determine which parts of the business can truly be revolutionized and when, along with a clear understanding of the financial impact.  A comprehensive service delivery strategy and new IT operating models can then be developed, followed by selection of the highest priority workloads for migration.

Contact us to learn more about our approach.