Digital Transformation – a matter of survival for almost all the companies. Most are planning to make the sweeping, technology-driven organizational changes that define the digital transformation, and a growing majority say these adjustments will be essential to their competitiveness soon. 

Digital transformation and innovation 

The Large Enterprises are constantly challenged to improve their operations and transform their business to keep pace with the digital economy, whether by executing excessive growth strategies, usually through Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A), or continuous introduction of new products, services, and business models. 

The Chief Information Officers (CIOs) must also contribute to the organization’s overall strategy. They also need to deliver new levels of organizational agility, usually at lower and lower costs. In addition, this usually interprets into devising strategies and adopting new digital technologies to respond to the digital transformation challenges. 

Cloud-first strategy 

To achieve new levels of agility, more and more organizations consider cloud computing as a strategic enabler of digital transformation. For CIOs, it is one of the top three technology priorities for 2017 and beyond.  

Organizations are moving towards a cloud-first strategy, where investments are being made across the three available cloud service models,

  • Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)
  • Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)
  • Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)

Besides this movement to a cloud-first strategy, the cloud will become the main technology delivery mechanism. 

Cloud adoption 

Many enterprises are moving their core business processes to the cloud and embracing enterprise-wide SaaS initiatives. It is estimated that soon, more than 50% of applications hosted in the public cloud will be considered mission-critical by the organizations that use them. 

This rapid change of cloud adoption and value creation through these digital technologies started confusing all the sectors. It must be the number one focus for all organizations that seek a sustained, competitive advantage. Therefore, it became obvious that cloud strategy will facilitate new revenue streams, enhanced customer service, and cost reductions that were not previously possible.  

By 2020, the worldwide public cloud services market is projected to total $383.3 billion. Also, 24% of the total addressable IT market will be the cloud. 

By 2025, at least 50% of large enterprises will successfully implement an “all-in” cloud SaaS strategy. 

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