How application transformation unlocks cloud value
Under pressure to reinvent their businesses, companies are increasing their investments in cloud migration.
The rush to cloud has created a cloud value gap—businesses are not realizing the faster innovation, greater agility, increased resilience and lower costs than they expected. In fact, recent Accenture research shows that nearly six in 10 organizations reported they are experiencing the cloud value gap, and only 42% of companies are fully achieving their desired cloud outcomes.
of companies are experiencing a cloud value gap
For companies yet to embark on a cloud journey, now is the time to adopt a holistic “migrate to modernize” strategy that unlocks total enterprise reinvention for greater cloud value. For organizations that have already migrated, it’s imperative to fully embrace the critical next step: modernization. This modernization imperative applies to all parts of the enterprise technology estate—and nowhere is this more relevant than in application development and management to leverage the full range of capabilities in new cloud environments.
of companies say the need to modernize legacy applications is a top barrier to achieving cloud outcomes
Modernization journeys are complex and multifaceted, however, and although it’s true that organizations increase their business value by modernizing their enterprise applications environments, this reinvention can also mean greater cost, time and transformation complexity. Especially when it comes to legacy estate, companies rarely have the benefit of starting with a blank slate and must instead continue to manage their existing applications and determine which cloud disposition is the most suitable. The good news is that companies have a broad spectrum of modernization options for increasing the speed and agility of their existing applications.
A robust application transformation program is critical to achieving cloud value, focused on four key objectives:
Cloud native achieves greater speed and agility in cloud
Application modernization accelerates business value
Organizations gain the greatest cloud value by modernizing their applications to enable innovative enterprise reinvention. Such transformation leverages the full capabilities in their new cloud environments, and reimagines how organizations develop, deploy, operate and maintain their applications.
That’s why application transformation is the core of the value realization agenda:
Companies that unlock next-level cloud outcomes through modernization and application transformation close the value gap to achieve long-expected benefits of greater agility, speed, resilience and cost-effectiveness in the cloud.