Multi-cloud governance is complex and needs comprehensive strategy and solutions that can pin down costs and benefits to individual departments and teams as did many on- premises systems of earlier years. Such solutions need to be proactive in areas such as security breaches and dynamic matching of supply and demand. Lack of visibility can often undermine the original case for Cloud.
Recent discussions with CIOs show that there are different factors driving a ‘cloud-first’ strategy ranging from infrastructural renewal, modernisation of back office processes to full scale business transformation. Most CIOs are under immense pressure to cut costs and improve business continuity by adopting a cloud-based IT infrastructure, but few have grasped the bigger prize of business innovation that cloud enables.
Over the next decade the workplace will change out of all recognition. The millennial and associated ‘prosumer’ workforce will expect to use a wide range of devices and applications to conduct their business as well as to run their family and social lives. The era of ‘Bring Your own Everything’ (BYoE) has finally arrived. In this context IT organisations will need to support a multiplicity of software platforms such as Windows, Android and iOS as well as devices (fixed and mobile).
VP Solutions Engineering UK&I, Salesforce
(formerly MD Technology and Operations, Deutsche Bank)
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