Digital transformation is definitely a reality today. Future and technology are practically synonymous and the application of this in the business environment is a priority for those who want to prosper.
By definition, Information Technology is “the set of all activities and solutions provided by computing resources aimed at the production, storage, transmission, access, security and use of information.” The application of IT, however, is so broad that it becomes almost impossible to determine it with a specific concept.
The current scenario of Digital Adoption Platform for enterprises are of different sizes, segments and regions in the world is extremely competitive, users and end consumers are increasingly demanding and with many solutions for the same demand. If the power of consumption dictates the rules and the path that organizations must follow to succeed, it is essential that all sectors of the company are strategic.
By concentrating all information and systems within an organization and being the biggest link with the technologies and methodologies of the future, IT is without a doubt the most strategic sector of a company that aims for first place on the podium.
“With big powers come big responsibilities”.
The challenge of implementing routines and adopting the best solutions and practices is crucial in defining the projects that circulate in all layers of IT. There is a great responsibility allied to IT deliveries because through them, organizations conduct business under a perspective of extreme competitiveness dictated by the market.
The vision of technology as the link with the future implies a scenario of constant and aggressive adaptations and changes. It is necessary to reinvent yourself every day.
Digital Transformation is the profound transformation of activities, processes, competencies, business and organizational models to fully leverage the changes and opportunities of a mix of digital technologies.
One of the main tools for Digital Transformation is Cloud Technology and it is crucial that the adoption of this technology is done effectively and accurately. Hiring solutions with a high level of complexity requires from the company that offers them a high level of customization and adaptation of the solution to its client’s scenario.
At SGA, we strive to deliver the best experience for our partners at all stages of the Digital Transformation process; the beginning of this cycle of success takes place in the elaboration of a clear and objective value proposition. We understand that “prevention is better than cure”, therefore, we developed a negotiation flow prepared to customize our deliveries adapted to the business and IT needs of our partners and avoid a reverse movement in the migration process to the cloud.
Business and IT Need
In the first phase of the Cloud adoption process, we understand the main concepts that govern the organization: mission, vision, values. In a more practical way, we seek to understand the business vision and the objectives defined globally: Goals, Compliance, Innovation Projects… Based on this knowledge, IT defines the strategy to walk hand in hand with the final delivery of the business and the technologies to be implemented to achieve the expected goal. Here, ways to be more efficient operationally, ways to reduce costs and better allocate IT investments are explored.
Once the stage of understanding the IT and business needs is completed, it is necessary to move towards something more effective and this involves an in-depth diagnosis of the environment and the workloads that can be migrated to the Cloud. The Assessment phase is the framework for the important architectural design stage.
There is no other way to succeed than deep knowledge of the solution offered. It is imperative that a Journey to the Cloud process is supported by professionals with the highest levels of competence, certifications and expertise. In the Capacity Planning or Capacity Plan phase, all the information absorbed in the previous phase is compiled and converted into a Cloud Computing architecture – poorly designed architectures are common and generate major financial complicators for your IT.
Digital Transformation is not a ready-made recipe that occurs in a fluid and easy way. There is a great level of concern and attention in relation to all the variables involved in the project: technologies, processes, taxation, people involved, impacts on the business. The presentation of the Technical Project must be conducted in such a way as to respect the details required by the needs of each organization and with the Project Management mindset permeating all delivery stages.
TCO Study (VPL)
It is the X-ray of IT, of all its components and systems. As with any photograph, the quality of the final result is linked to the way the “photographer” executed it. TCO studies differ from company to company, and each one presents its own; hence the importance of having a partner truly dedicated to the needs of the business, and raising the level of customization of the solution offered to the highest level. Cloud is one of the most viable paths to cost reduction and the result of the SGA TCO Study is the presentation of a positive NPV (Net Present Value) pointing to a cost reduction scenario.
SGA’s mission is to empower organizations by transforming IT into a catalyst for innovation for the business and this guides actions regardless of the process stage. The objective of offering such a structured proposal for a Cloud solution is to provide IT with consistent inputs to make the best decisions. Providing a Decision Matrix is to defend our mission with our clients and offer a clear vision of the possible paths to be followed.
Contrary to market practices, we chose to price our proposal only after an intimate and thorough understanding of the IT scenario in question. So far, a technical policy and language have been adopted, where IT professionals build the project proposal together with SGA professionals. We understand that we are successful when our partners are successful. In this stage of this flow segmented into 8 pillars, the IT that is adopting the Cloud assumes the project for itself, based on the benefits (financial, processes, people) presented throughout the proposal. It makes perfect sense to defend the project with the sectors and professionals responsible for allocating resources!
Book Datacenter Transformation
Last phase of this flow and after approval of the Commercial Proposal by the IT team. SGA develops a book in graphic material of high-quality standard, adopting a language geared towards the company’s board. Exploring financial indicators of greater impact and positive changes in IT that will positively impact the company’s business as a whole and, certainly, will be better absorbed by C-Levels and board members.
With this level of experience and knowledge of the environment, an organization’s IT thrives and takes off towards Digital Transformation, without the risk of an unscheduled step back.
Despite being a recent technology and in evidence, cloud computing already shows signs of commoditization of the solution. Having the support of a team focused on customizing ALL stages of the project, starting with the development of the proposal to the final deliverables, is vital for success.
Digital Transformation is the only way to evolve with the business and it is necessary that IT becomes the company’s most strategic sector at some point, preferably in the short term.
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