What does Cloud Transformation Mean to IT

Collins DeLoach
Managing Vice President Business Development, Dallas Office

As Cloud Computing becomes the standard for applications, data, and storage, IT Organizations are scrambling to remain relevant in this new technology metaphor.  Most are focused primarily on the transactional aspects of cloud such as:

While these are valuable benefits from cloud computing, the greatest value from Cloud is when you consider Cloud Transformation from an Enterprise perspective.

At Pariveda, we utilize a perspective titled the Enterprise Architecture Framework which incorporates a business, technology, and product architecture view of the enterprise.

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Business Architecture

The Business Architecture includes People, Structure and Process which guides the IT Organization as they realign business expectations around their capabilities available in the cloud.

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In the Business Architecture, the IT Organization might be considering a few key questions:

Upon answering and addressing these key questions, IT has an opportunity to fully align with the Business and create new opportunities through Key activities.

Technology Architecture

The Technology Architecture includes Applications, Frameworks and Infrastructure that serve to create the foundation for cloud transformation. In order to gain the most benefit, the IT Organization needs to use a structured approach evolving towards cloud-native operations and technology.

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We find many IT Organizations are struggling with similar questions on this journey:

Answering these questions will provide IT with process improvements to move faster, be more agile, and support new business initiatives made possible through cloud services:

Product Architecture

The Product Architecture includes Customers, Suppliers and Differentiators which provide both a unique internal and external perspective to the organization. The IT Organization is no longer a software development organization, but rather, a product and partner-centric organization.

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In the Product Architecture, consider the following questions to guide a product-focused transformation:

Addressing these key questions will allow IT to reinvent themselves in this new model. Aligning with business as a facilitator towards new technology and not a bottleneck will be key to success:

Collins DeLoach

About the Author

Collins DeLoach Managing Vice President Business Development, Dallas Office

Mr. Collins DeLoach has over 25+ years of experience in technology consulting focused on working with organizations to develop and implement eBusiness solutions to meet their needs. With practical experience in designing, building and delivering mission-critical solutions, Collins helps clients make sense out of technology and how it can be applied to their business strategy.

As a Managing Vice President with Pariveda Solutions, Collins leads and supports the national business development efforts for Pariveda across all offices.

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