Expectations from Your Customers and Employees Are Constantly Rising - Our Cloud Solutions Help You Meet and Exceed Them

Advances in technology and information services are changing the way your constituents interact with you. Market opportunities appear on a moment’s notice and often disappear just as quickly. Successful businesses must rapidly and efficiently adapt to all of these changes.

Cloud computing has emerged as perhaps the key enabler for business efficiency and agility. Your organization can explore innovative ideas by quickly building and “live beta testing” solutions with little risk, IT involvement or cost.

One doesn’t have to look far for evidence of these benefits:

  • An online retailer leverages integrated cloud-based snapshots to quickly provision dedicated project environments that enable faster time-to-market for new products and services by running more projects concurrently with less contention
  • A big-box retailer analyzes interactions among users of social media websites such as Facebook and Twitter, using massively scaled Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) to gain insight into market sentiment, trends, and relationships to drive optimized merchandising programs
  • A network of insurance providers delivers specialized software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions and a private marketplace for their members to market cloud-based services to other members.

Gain deeper insight from complex analytics on extremely large datasets in an accelerated timeframe. Extend collaboration and information access to customers, partners and employees anywhere, anytime, from any device. Our Cloud First, Business Driven mantra will help you succeed by determining and leveraging the most appropriate application of cloud computing for your business.

Should You Invest in the Cloud?

Our business value assessment provides tangible insight to determine the cloud’s role in your strategic business and IT plans. During a two-to-four-week period, we examine your business objectives, challenges, applications, and future needs to identify opportunities where cloud technologies can offer value to your business. Perhaps you are already executing an established cloud strategy, but are experiencing problems. You aren’t realizing the value you expected or would like an outside review. Our health check offering will assess and measure your cloud strategy, architecture, governance, and solution delivery against best practices.

Overcome Potential Obstacles

Cloud computing presents economic benefits, but in practice it can also present challenges that can diminish returns. We address these issues with a full complement of cloud-centric architecture services from enterprise architecture through infrastructure architecture. We incorporate the unique challenges into your enterprise architecture program, including EA framework customization, reference cloud architectures, standards, governance, and vendor selection. We offer solution architecture services that incorporate cloud computing, including the “as-a-service” and “with-a-service” models, alongside traditional on-premise models. We also design private and hybrid infrastructure architectures based on commercial and open-source platforms.

Our Enable Methodology & Optimized Global Delivery Model Give You More

While cloud computing offers value for everyone, it is not appropriate for everything. Applying a collaborative business-focused approach, we first design a solution architecture that leverages a mix of available enterprise and cloud-based technologies that best aligns with your unique business requirements and IT capabilities including features, time-to-market and cost. We work with you to develop the solution using an optimal delivery model based on a mix of your established capabilities including tools, processes and people, and best practices.

Where to Begin? Our Roadmap Guides You in the Right Direction

How can you best use cloud computing? What applications are best served by the cloud? How does it impact your enterprise architecture and IT portfolio management, governance, risk management, and solution delivery processes and policies? What about security, privacy, compliance, integration, information management and business intelligence? What projects do you begin with, and why?

Our Cloud Strategy and Roadmap offering allows us to collaborate with your business and IT leaders to define an actionable cloud strategy and a multi-year execution roadmap.