According to a recent survey of directors, CEOs, and senior executives by the Wall Street Journal Digital Transformation risk is their #1 concern in 2019. Yet 70% of all Digital Transformation initiatives do not reach their goals. $1.3 trillion was spent last year on Digital Transformation and it is estimated that $900 billion went to waste. So, the question at hand is why do some transformation efforts succeed and others fail? Let’s try to analyze and understand some key factors which lead to Digital Transformation failures and how to avoid them. Read More…
In this article I share my thoughts on the ‘How’ part of Digital Transformation including Organizational culture, using proper technologies, harnessing the Cloud, adopting accelerated innovation & experimentation, making right decisions for your people, technology, & processes, utilizing data and analytics to assess progress and calculating the ROI. Read More…
“Digital Transformation” has been the industry buzzword for almost a couple of years now. According to the IDC report it is predicted worldwide spending on the technologies and services that enable the digital transformation of business practices, products, and organizations will reach $1.97T in 2022. Read More…
Two essential ingredients of any Digital Transformation strategy must be Innovation and Automation. Both of these will help you move closer to the digitization of manual processes and tasks within your company. For majority of the digital transformation initiatives Cloud Computing will play a key role as an enabler and a catalyst. Numerous Cloud services from multiple providers are helping companies to automate business processes and manual tasks along with enabling them to run experiments to try and test new ideas before making decisions to scale these ideas to production systems.
Alibaba Cloud is an Alibaba Group company, headquartered in Hangzhou China and is the top provider of Cloud computing services in China. Alibaba launched its cloud business back in 2009, just three years after Amazon unveiled AWS. Alibaba Cloud or “AliYun” made an investment of $1B in 2015 to get more focused in competing with the big Cloud providers. The ROI on that investment is showing up now as it is being ranked in the top five or six top global cloud providers list according to two separate industry reports. At home in China, it is the #1 cloud provider with over 40% market share along with Microsoft and AWS are which are in the top five list. Recently Alibaba Cloud made a big splash in the media with their recent cloud offerings to non-Chinese customers in Europe. Read More
Most of the cloud strategy conversations tend to pivot around costs savings but that should not be the only factor you should consider when formulating your cloud strategy. Some key topics to include in your strategy discussion are security, resources required to configure and manage cloud services, monitoring and managing costs, governance and compliance. Let’s take on these key factors one by one to understand them a bit more in detail.
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