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Cloud adoption hiccups
Executing cloud transformation is complex and requires careful planning and change management across the enterprise. Having a business case upfront, along with a robust strategy and futuristic roadmap help navigate the complexities to a certain extent. Even so, post-migration aspects such as security, governance, compliance, economics, and resourcing loom as big hurdles to the goals of reducing inefficiencies and realizing accelerated path to value. Cloud center of excellence in an enterprise plays an instrumental role in addressing these challenges and enabling organizations to harness the true value of cloud.
"Cloud CoE can make a huge difference to the success of cloud transformation by shaping the vision, defining the strategy, establishing the governance, and accelerating transformation."
Impact of cloud CoE
Cloud CoE can make a huge difference to the success of cloud transformation by shaping the vision, defining the strategy, establishing the governance, and accelerating transformation. Strong cloud governance is important in addressing the challenges of cloud adoption and managing the cloud as part of ‘shared responsibility’ model with cloud service provider. Companies that have adopted a cloud CoE report that they have benefited in areas of efficiency (53%), accountability (45%), security (45%), governance (43%), cost management (41%), easier auditing processes (30%), and more accurate chargebacks (25%).
The construct of cloud CoE spans from ‘team of experts’ to ‘fully functional cloud CoE with exec sponsorship’, which can enable organizations to maximize their value and reduce risks.
Pillars of a cloud CoE