An IT leader’s guide to cloud strategy transformation
Navigating change with the cloud
Organizations—along with everyone else in the world—are dealing with unprecedented levels of change. The global pandemic has only reinforced the need for businesses to rely more on technology and their data as they try to achieve new levels of flexibility, reliability, and continuity. Many business have turned their focus on gaining even more value from data, reshaping operations and infrastructure onto the cloud to gain automation efficiencies, and reinforcing a security strategy for improved business resiliency.
All of this ties to having a strong cloud strategy, which can provide the foundation for every function within an organization to be ready for whatever may come next. To successfully meet its changing needs, a business can’t be held back by aging, customized technology systems when the speed of innovation, number of security threats, and challenges related to analyzing data are increasing. Businesses everywhere have had to not just adapt, but also transform during this time of change, and are increasing looking at how the cloud and data can be used to drive business agility.
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The pros of a “digital first” strategy
Organizations that have increased their funding of digital innovation are 2.7x more likely to be a top performer than a trailing performer.Source: “Top Priorities for IT: Leadership Vision for 2021”, Gartner
What to consider before your next cloud migration project
38% of IT decision-makers are considering migrating all applications and infrastructure to the cloud.Source: CIO Magazine: How Next-Generation Cloud Paves the Way to the ‘Digital First’ Enterprise
Assessing your cloud journey
Given this new, unpredictable climate, organizations are leaning more than ever on IT. In turn, IT needs to rely on systems with greater capacity from networks, as well as storage to accommodate a more mobile workforce. Cloud computing can be key in addressing these new challenges because of its elasticity and hyperscale capabilities.
No matter where you’re at on your cloud journey, at the core is having a plan in place to maximize the benefits across the entire business. Modernizing any system requires risk assessment, and room for tweaks along the way. It’s critical to follow a migration model and best practices to quickly take advantage of the many benefits of cloud.
The new normal for cloud platforms
As organizations tighten their IT budgets due to the global crisis, they have even more of a reason to digitally transform the way they approach business. The ever-growing need for remote working and social distancing has placed priority on making products and services available to anyone anywhere. This is why cloud-based solutions and increased capacity have become a necessity. And while there are many cloud providers to turn to, it can be difficult to find one with the right combination of a robust infrastructure, automation, and support needed for moving on-premise workloads to cloud.
A common issue for many IT departments is maintaining a now decade-old cloud technology, where performance, security, and migration options were often afterthoughts. These initial clouds were mainly built for two types of customers: those building new businesses on a cloud-native foundation and those shifting non-essential workloads from on-premises. But maintaining this aging infrastructure not only costs money, it takes away valuable personnel from important projects.
Cloud spending is estimated to rise
19% for the year
as IT spending is forecast to fall 8%
Simplify your next cloud project: a checklist
Before an organization embarks on any cloud migration project, there are several key elements to consider to make it a success.
Up your cloud game with Oracle
Oracle Cloud is designed to help you navigate times of change because we take a different approach to cloud computing. We have the only cloud that delivers:
Oracle Customers are Designed for Change
Oracle Cloud is designed to help you navigate times of change because it delivers high performance, operates efficiently and securely, and scales as your business needs to move faster than ever before.
Be relentless innovators
Choosing a more intelligent cloud with built-in automation can your business an edge by freeing up IT staff to do what they do best – deliver the innovations that differentiate your products and services, grow market share, and improve profitability.
Go further, faster, first
With businesses facing new customer demands and new market dynamics, its essential to get up and running quickly in the cloud. Moves like this not only help you transform your business so you’re more resilient in uncertain times, but they also put your business in a position to move faster, go further, and get to market first.
Have always-on security
Now that a large number of people are working remotely, businesses are rethinking their security solutions. The time has never been better to elevate your security posture by addressing data governance, global compliance mandates, and industry requirements for security. Having confidence in your cybersecurity will enable your business to go far.
- Innovations that let you move all of your applications to the cloud as-is, migrating entire environments in weeks, not months.
- Simplified cloud management and security with autonomous services, like the Oracle Autonomous Database.
- Complete support for hybrid cloud strategies. Run Oracle in the public cloud, in your data center, or anywhere in between.
- Built-in cloud security that’s simpler, always-on, and inexpensive, so you can improve your security posture and lower the risk and cost of security breaches.
- The best performance at price points that don’t break the bank. Oracle Cloud is less expensive to run, protect, and secure, so you get a better handle on your cloud costs.
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Move to Oracle Cloud
With businesses facing unforeseen disruptions, the need to quickly migrate applications to the cloud is evident. Whether you’re looking to move Oracle packaged or database applications, run custom applications faster, or migrate VMware workloads, you should be able to realize the benefits of the cloud without needing to rearchitect. Oracle helps you get enterprise workloads to the cloud rapidly, economically, and with flexibility – so you can focus on innovation and driving your business forward.
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Customers migrating their enterprise workloads to Oracle Cloud experience:
lower service costs
less effort to migrate
lower operational costs
Source: Pique Solutions Report
Modernize your data platform
The common denominator driving change for today’s industries is data. Innovations based on data are not only resetting customer expectations, but allowing every business to be more nimble, more responsive, and more personalized. Knowing your data means knowing your customers, and cloud computing has delivered an entirely new class of companies that are based entirely on innovative uses of data. When faster and more efficient data management is your goal, or getting better insight from your data, modernizing data platforms on Oracle Cloud helps you reduce data complexity to enable business decisions that drive growth.
Bring to life limitless possibilities with data by modernizing in the cloudLearn how
say not investing in Intelligent Automation would negatively affect their organization’s ability to compete
expected benefits from Intelligent Automation (IA) named by respondents:
- 36% Customer experience
- 35% Innovation
- 32% Profitability
- 31% Product/service quality
Secure your cloud
A lack of security used to be a reason to avoid cloud adoption. But now, many organizations have found their cybersecurity profile has improved with cloud deployments – and 63 percent have discovered that the cloud environment has actually improved protection from cyberattacks. Oracle has decades of experience securing data and applications; Oracle Cloud Infrastructure delivers a more secure cloud to our customers, so they can better meet global compliance, data governance, regulatory mandates, and industry requirements.
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that the cloud has improved protection from cyberattacks
of firms view
artificial intelligence as a must-have for security controls
of firms feel
the cloud is more secure than their data center
Source: KPMG Cloud Threat Report
Optimize and innovate
To ensure the highest possible performance for a business, all layers of its infrastructure—including processors, storage, operating systems, databases, and networks—need to be integrated. With Oracle Cloud’s open and integrated application development platform, your developers code less and build more of the web, mobile, and cloud-native applications that you need to drive innovation.
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