IT decision makers today are under more pressure than ever before to deliver strategic resources faster, support new business initiatives, and keep pace with the competition, while keeping the IT operations going under limited resources. In our digital world it is no longer the big fish that eats the small fish, it is the fast fish that eats the slow fish. ICT Group has experienced that an IT department must manage two separate but coherent styles of work: one focused on predictability; the other on exploration. Organizations that cannot balance these two styles will face difficult times.
PREDICTABLE – “Optimize the core” by managing, maintaining and securing core IT systems in a cost-effective and predictable manner. It focuses on exploiting what is known, while renovating the legacy environment into a state that is fit for a digital world.
EXPLORATORY – “Innovate the business” using innovative technology to solve new problems, optimized for areas of uncertainty and identify new business opportunities
With our ‘Fast Forward to the Cloud’ methodology, we help IT organizations to transform their current IT environments to a genuine cloud native architecture with all benefits that public clouds offer:
As-a-Service delivery. Let your IT consumers only pay for what they use in a Pay for usage model.
Transparent capacity management. Monitoring dashboards and reporting offers you and your customers transparent insights in usage.
Ultimate flexible scaling. Offer your IT consumers fast and granular scaling services, upscaling and downscaling. Even automatic scaling based on usage is possible.
Secure heterogeneous access to services. You can offer your IT consumers the same secure access to services and data from any device they are using.
Our ‘Fast Forward to the Cloud’ methodology provides a structured approach with which we assist organizations to become great Marathon Runners and free up time to create more sprinters. We assist you to renovate the legacy environment and bring your core IT systems in good shape to create agility within your IT department and free up valuable IT brainpower to be used for the innovative competitive applications.
With this our customers reap the great benefits the Public cloud has to offer:
Cost effectiveness; use the efficiency and economy of scale benefits of public clouds.
Agility; use the open standards that the public clouds offer to avoid supplier-lock-ins.
Reliability and security; no matter how you work, your data and your systems must be protected by the highest security and reliability standards. Public clouds support that.
One of the great examples is the move of PostNL to the Public cloud. ICT Group migrated all custom applications to the Microsoft Cloud. Once the cloud migration was completed, PostNL has a state-of-the-art IT-foundation which enabled them to perform extremely fast application roll-outs for new business services at a significant low cost. Read the full article at www.ict.eu/case/postnl-uses-world
Cloud envision days
Our believe is that ‘Think Big, Start small and Scale fast’ is the correct way to move to the cloud. Within our envision days our experienced consultants will guide you in identifying your business goals, classifying your applications on both business and technical aspects and create stakeholder agreement on first-mover applications.
The classification will be done together with you, based on our Azure Blue Print architecture and deep Microsoft cloud knowledge. An Application Migration and Modernization priority will be based in the following order Software as a Service, Platform as a Service, Infrastructure as a Service and if really no solution is available a private cloud can be considered. During the envision days we will use the Five R model (Remain on premises, Re-host (IaaS), Refactor (PaaS), Replace (SaaS) or Retire) to make a well-founded classification per application.
At the end of the envision days we will deliver a Cloud Application Roadmap with prioritized app migration targets based on highest value to the business and least technical complexity based on business objectives. We will have identified the first mover applications to be migrated.
If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together with ICT Group. Feeling stuck? Please send an email to Jeroen.Dessing@ict.nl.