TBI‘s Cloud Strategy Advisory is designed to help your organization define a comprehensive Cloud Strategy reflecting the most efficient and effective use of cloud technologies. Organizations in every industry and government entity are transforming their IT units to leverage the cloud to accelerate innovation and customer service, create and expand customer reach, and drive down costs. The significant interest in going to the cloud and the ease of purchasing cloud services has put pressure on organizations to move to the cloud quickly. Nevertheless, an important step that must be completed is the creation of a cloud strategy, a living document that keeps your organization focused, and drives successful cloud adoption.
TBI’s Cloud Strategy Advisory is intended for the organization that has a strong interest in cloud and needs help to strategically address not only the technical aspects of cloud, but also the organizational and process impacts. Through this process, TBI helps you build a sound and dynamic strategy for securing, implementing and evolving your use of cloud computing.
TBI’s Cloud Strategy Advisory is composed one or more of the following elements, tailored to your specific environment and needs:
- Strategy Development – clear definition of motivations and goals for moving to the cloud
- Standards – defining cloud SLAs and performance metrics, cloud policies, other guidelines
- Business Case & Financial Management – business case development / justification, analysis of alternatives and financial models for cost allocations and pricing
- Risk Management – identification of strategic and tactical risks associated with any cloud migration or deployment
- Cloud Migration Readiness – cataloging of both the organization’s strengths and challenges before transitioning to cloud computing
- Cloud Architecture & Technology – understanding of cloud infrastructure, platforms, and automation
- Cloud Security – defining the controls required to protect data in the cloud, and identifying any statutory or regulatory constraints that would impact cloud computing security choices
- Organizational Change & Process Analysis – determining the appropriate processes for a cloud model and the change management required to realize resultant process changes for the organization
- Disaster Recovery –defining requirements for backup and restore using the cloud (e.g., primary & disaster recovery components required to operate in two different environments; load balancing; monitoring & alerting for outages)
- Program Management, Program Governance, PMO – cloud governance structures (organizational structures, service level management, strategic direction, financial management, service delivery management); program management for integrated cloud migrations & new development, PMO structures to support visibility and coordination)required to achieve cloud strategy
The TBI Cloud Strategy Advisory can answer the following types of questions:
- Why do we want to utilize cloud computing in our environment?
- Are we ready to start the journey? What do we need in place to be successful? What does success look like?
- What should our cloud portfolio look like and why (e.g., public, private, combination)?
- What our top challenges are for cloud computing and how can we overcome them (e.g., security, reliability, vendor dependency)?
- What is the best cloud adoption pattern(s) (“cloud first,” specific technology types to target; new development focused)?