Three ways to accelerate your hybrid cloud journey

By: Robert Erickson


The need to transform your business is real – and it’s now. Increased emphasis on client-centricity combined with new processes like agile are rapidly transforming the structure, processes, and culture of organizations around the world.

Yet, a great strategy for a new way of working could be wasted on a poorly executed transition. IDC Research found that while most organizations know they need to transform, a majority of them struggle with successfully developing the expertise and implementing new capabilities. But the results are worth it. Successful digital transformation allows organizations to create new business models and improve current business through competitive advantage.

At the center of this transformation is IT. The infusion of new processes and technology like cloud into a business can create closer alignment between the business and IT. In a recent survey conducted by IDG Research, 45% of IT leaders said that their primary motivation for moving to a multi-cloud strategy is better alignment between IT and business objectives. This is the opportunity for you to innovate, differentiate, and grow.

At IBM, we see organizations driving down three paths towards IT transformation:

  • Migrate and modernize: To take advantage of the increased agility cloud provides, you have to get there first. IDG found that 60% of organizations are migrating to the cloud today. Equally important is the need to modernize traditional legacy applications for the cloud.
  • Integrate, manage and optimize: Integrating existing infrastructure and applications with cloud can create IT stability and optimize your day-to-day operations – giving you more time for innovation.
  • Enable cloud native: Creating business value through IT innovation is driven by successful cloud adoption. Leveraging cloud services from multiple vendors can further increase your speed to market and drive the creation of new business models.

Regardless of where you are in your IT transformation, IBM has the people, process, and technology to maximize the value to your business.

Learn more about our integrated approach in our webinar with Forrester Research analyst Dave Bartoletti and IBM General Manager Mohammed Farooq or visit our website for more information on each path. Ready to get started? Schedule a complimentary consultation with an IBM expert.

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About The Author

Robert Erickson

Director of Offerings, IBM Hybrid Cloud Management System IBM Services Robert Erickson leads Brokerage Servics offerings within IBM’s Global Technology Services business unit. -