The Continuing Evolution Of IT Towards Commoditisation
Increasing demands are being placed on modern organisations to ensure that information systems are working in the most efficient and cost-effective way possible. Significant opportunities for organisations to bring standardisation, operational efficiencies and usage based cost models, aligned to business demand, are achievable with the adoption of Cloud Computing.
Cloud Computing essentially is the commoditisation of elements of IT, making components available to be consumed as a service. Services ranging from raw compute and storage through platforms to end user business applications are widely available from global organisations and niche service companies alike.
Organisations wishing to adopt Cloud Computing services in order to achieve efficiencies, introduce new business practices or facilitate innovation need to understand the Cloud Computing services on offer - what they provide, what they do not, the contractual position, and whether they are an exact fit or can be sufficiently customised to integrate with existing corporate systems and processes. Consideration needs to be given to business process change that may be required, how the solution will be tested and how security levels will be achieved to demonstrably meet compliance or regulatory requirements.
Sopra Group has been working with a wide range of clients, over a number of years, helping them to successfully achieve the benefits that Cloud Computing can deliver, whilst minimising the risks associated with the transformation. These services include:
- Enterprise Architecture
- Information Architecture
- Business Change Consulting
- Technical Architecture
- System Integration
- Service Provider Selection
- Application Development
- Application Management
- Security Consultancy
- Infrastructure Management
- Business Continuity Consultancy