Making your business cloud-centric, to cite a common analogy, is as simple as flipping a switch. Unfortunately, this conveniently ignores the fact that enterprises require much more than just raw power.
Cloud computing is certainly simplifying some aspects of information technology. It’s also forcing Chief Information Officers to negotiate a more complex, hybrid environment that includes externally provided cloud services along with a business’ own IT services and legacy applications.
This “new normal” requires consultants bring an ability to provide sound advice on appropriate business model design based on multiple service providers. They also need to harness the innovations arising from the interaction of these providers.
As such, we believe we’re at the cusp of a new era in outsourcing.