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Legacy to Cloud Transformation: From Monolith to Microservices By Neil McEvoy The most powerful business benefit for large enterprise organizations migrating to the Cloud is the modernization of their legacy applications. This presents the biggest hurdle to overcome to achieve their Digital Transformation goals. Digital Banking For example in Canada legacy woes contribute to a perception IT is just there as a maintenance function, not to add strategic value, meaning that they find themselves too busy to innovate. As Gartner described Canadian CIO’s face a scenario where there is lower buy in to the value of technology and thus a perception it is more of an operational cost not a strategic enabler, the biggest consequence being a lack of investment in upgrades and modernization, vs ‘keeping the lights on’. The Royal Bank of Canada’s CEO noted that the issue presents ... (more)

Public Sector Cloud Requirements Initiatives

All around the world, governments at national, state, and local levels are facing huge pressures to do more with less.  As cloud computing gains traction and momentum, many public sector organizations are exploring its usage to achieve large-scale efficiency savings while simultaneously improving organizational agility.  However, the nature of these relatively novel systems requires some re-examination of the public policy and government responsibility requirements generally applied to ICT functions on which public administrations rely. The increased speed, functionality, reach ... (more)

MaaS Implements Small Data and Enables Personal Clouds

MaaS (Model as a Service) sets a new concept to order and classify data modeling design and deployment to the Cloud. MaaS changes the way to move data to the Cloud because allows to define data taxonomy, size and contents. Starting from data model design, MaaS might guide the DaaS (Database as a Service) lifecycle, providing data granularity and duty rules: as a consequence, MaaS implements the new concept of Small Data. In fact, Small Data answers to the need of controlling “on-premise” data dimension and granularity. Anyway, Small Data is not data volume limitation. Small Data... (more)

L5 - Solution Selling Enterprise Cloud Computing

Our sales consulting services help organizations adopt business transformation maturity programs to improve their selling effectiveness. This includes adopting it internally and also incorporating it into client solution programs. Level 5 Solution Selling integrates i) Solution Selling, the sales best practice developed by Mike Bosworth, which improves the skills of individual salespeople, and ii) a maturity model to transform the overall organization to become more solution sales oriented. Solution selling When we began our engagement at PSINet the sales team operation was mainl... (more)

Consolidating the Variables: Augmenting Existing IDM Systems with Cloud

The modern enterprise is a fluid entity. As an IT construct it expands and contracts (sometimes simultaneously), and many of the moving parts (like users and applications) are themselves evolving and changing. This creates unique challenges in operational efficiencies, core competency support, compliance observance and risk management.  The central theme to all these challenges is establishing and maintaining control of applications which serve as gateways to all the valuable data (personal, trade secrets and other IP) on which an enterprise exists. Many companies have turned to ... (more)