The cloud means the end of in-house IT as we know it. Is your IT organization ready?
The cloud adoption trend is picking up speed, and as confidence in cloud services and service providers increases, the adoption curve will accelerate.
All parts of the in-house IT organization will be affected.
IT departments that fail to prepare for this inevitability will find themselves increasingly marginalized while more nimble IT departments take advantage of the trend to create strategic opportunities for their organization.
Historically, IT has controlled the hardware and software in the data center, as well as the delivery channels for connecting end users to data center resources. With the cloud, IT is increasingly losing control of its role in application selection and development as the business contracts directly with cloud providers for software solutions, using their own OPEX budget.
A new model is needed.
The new model – Enable-Integrate-Manage – recognizes IT’s transformation to a service organization.
Impact and Result
Enable-Integrate-Manage demands a new organizational structure.
Some of the roles that are prominent in the traditional in-house IT department will be pushed to the cloud to make way for those that focus on strategy, emerging technologies, service management, architecture, and analytics.
The in-house IT department will be smaller.
IT must proactively manage the transition.
An uptick in the IT workforce and spending over the transition is likely, as are service disruptions. However, as the transformation takes shape, the organizations should enjoy the potential benefits of lower TCO and lower CAPEX, as well as greater flexibility, agility, and efficiency.
Create a Cloud-Enabled IT Organization
1. Prepare for the cloud revolution
Know the key drivers of the rise of cloud services.
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Call #1 - Prepare for the cloud revolution
Speak with an analyst about your Cloud Organizational Impact
Assessment results from step one of the
Call #2 - Assess the implications for your IT organizational structure
Discuss what your next steps will be
after completing the final part of
the Cloud Organizational Impact
Assessment. Gain insights to validate and
prioritize your recommendations.
speak with an analyst to review your results from the Core Capability Mapping Tool to assist with linking the results of
this tool to the Cloud
Organizational Impact Assessment and
determine future actions.
Call #3 - Create your new IT organizational structure
Have an analyst review your Transformation
Plan Template to
ensure you haven’t missed anything and to help
you fill in any blanks. Our analysts will help you get your implementation plan
off the ground.
speak with an analyst to review your Transition
Plan Checklist and uncover any missed steps, and
discuss how you can achieve desired results at each step in the process.
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Search Code: 73573 Published: October 15, 2013 Last Revised: October 15, 2013