For enterprises the world over, being resilient requires being adaptable. And 2020 showed us just how critical a role speed plays in that equation. For companies that have embarked on cloud transformation journeys, the pandemic proved as a formidable testing ground for the outcomes of cloud adoption and the principles that go with it.
At Infosys Confluence APAC 2021, we explored the trifecta of agility, technology and people as the path to cloud-powered next chapters in a post-pandemic world. The panelists: Ravi Kumar S, President, Infosys; Tessa Tierney, Product Director, Spark New Zealand and Carlos Santos, Group CIO, JG Summit, Philippines; guided by panel moderator Phil Hassey, CEO, capioIT.
From a tool for enterprise agility, to becoming a standard for how companies build, grow and operate, the cloud revolution is doing what enterprise software did three decades ago: it’s reengineering businesses, driving downstream innovation, and making enterprises more focused.
As enterprises utilise consumption layers at every level, businesses and cloud providers have turned their attention to innovating on compute power. In the era of data consumption over production, cloud providers are vertically integrating their stack to maximise customer value.
A hybrid cloud setup eases transformation journeys while ensuring gains in both efficiency and costs. With the rise of these hybrid cloud setups, the need of the hour is a multi-cloud layer that improves interoperability and portability between the different ecosystems.
There are no quick wins when it comes to effective digital transformation. Haste can lead to expensive and unmanageable systems. But taking the time to understand what outcomes you want from modernisation, for you and your customers, is the slingshot to success.
We think the cloud is going to be the next big wave that will reengineer enterprises, but without guardrails.