Cloud has matured from a nascent technology disruptor at the infrastructure layer to now being a core enabler for digital transformation and a catalyst for business innovation/reinvention for enterprises. For enterprises charting their path to recovery and growth in a post-pandemic environment as well as organizations that have been relatively unscathed, there is greater focus and drive for their organizational digital strategy to service their clients in a digital-native manner, while ensuring their distributed workforce is effective and independent of location. Furthermore, this needs to be done in such a way that does not compromise resiliency, security, and compliance.
Technology executives have the unenviable task of accelerating the maturity of their organization’s digital capabilities to support business agility and nimbleness while facing increased cost reduction pressures, which is a pervasive theme across enterprises in the post-pandemic environment. These imperatives place greater emphasis and the success hinges on the enterprise’s strategy for cloud adoption and deployment. OnePath Cloud Advisory services, part of Onepath Cobalt, help enterprises define their end-to-end cloud strategy and realization roadmap.
Cloud Business Strategy and Solution Design
Organizations are looking to accelerate their innovation pace by leveraging cloud. We help enterprises align their cloud strategy as a foundational component of their digital transformation. We help our clients drive the case for cloud by design thinking new business models and new business enabling capabilities that are enabled by cloud solutions. With our help, clients look to leverage new digital technologies like IoT, etc. to complement their business strategy. A case in point being helping a large bank in the South East Asia region reimagine their customer journey/onboarding process across retail products by leveraging Cloud PaaS solution.
Cloud Adoption Strategy
Adoption of cloud presents a wide spectrum of choices across hybrid/public/private, IaaS/PaaS/SaaS, and cloud-native/agnostic solutions. In addition, enterprises need to make critical decisions across business, technology, security, operations, and finance. We help our clients in this journey by building a cohesive Cloud Adoption Strategy that assess the overall enterprise portfolio, formulates the business case and develops roadmap for target platform capabilities and cloud adoption, in addition to aligning key stakeholders on strategic cloud priorities.
Cloud Organization and Operating Model
We help our clients drive change by designing an operating model that helps enterprises embrace the move to cloud. We help set up a Cloud CoE, define a roadmap for maturating Cloud CoE and the operating model. This typically encompasses addressing the three broad pillars across the Cloud Business Office, Cloud Technology Office, and Cloud Platform Engineering. We also view cloud security as something inherent in the operating model rather than something that is on the outside.
Cloud Economics and Financial Management
Controlling spend has overtaken security as the biggest challenge for corporations. Enterprises need a Cloud Finance Management framework that embraces the cloud paradigm and brings together perspectives from technology, finance, and the business. We help our clients build Cloud Finance Management competencies that will turn cloud from a cost center to a value driver. We also help create value maps that easily identify the areas of focus.
Cloud Transformation Office
Our integrated transformation approach helps clients drive their cloud adoption by incorporating an iterative approach to prioritize adoption, with focus on business engagement and readiness for adoption. Another aspect of transformation is also portability and continuous contestability to get the best value for our customers.