The starting point for any strategic initiative is determining the outcomes your business needs and a clear understanding of the gaps in current competencies, capabilities and culture.
Assessing the maturity of your people, processes and technology across key focus areas can help you:
Create and document a vision for the journey
Agree where to start and what to prioritize
Identify the effort required to analyze competencies
Quantify the expected value
Gain executive and stakeholder buy-in
After you have identified the areas for improvement, assess your current capabilities in each area and identify gaps.
Determine the journey that will help you achieve your business goals. The journey may be:
Capabilities to enable cloud infrastructure and operating model across public, private, and multi-cloud environments; support modern app development and deployment; and enable IT and dev teams to deliver and manage any app on any cloud on any device.
Capabilities that end-user computing and infrastructure teams need to modernize current processes and systems to better support employees across devices regardless of location.
Capabilities to modernize applications and automate the path to production, establish a unified operating model for virtual machines and containers within your private cloud, extend a consistent operating model across clouds, and take full advantage of Kubernetes.
Capabilities to protect workloads with comprehensive disaster recovery and ransomware mitigation solutions including developing a disaster recovery strategy, designing and deploying the target DR site, creating a detailed DR plan, validating failover, detecting and managing configuration drift on an ongoing basis.
Capabilities to activate, integrate and configure a mobility platform across traditional data centers and clouds; create a migration strategy; migrate applications; manage and operate the new environment.
Capabilities to deliver virtual desktops and applications to your employees from anywhere – on-premises or any cloud – private, public or hybrid.
Capabilities to extend your on-premises data center to a public cloud for quick access to additional capacity, on-demand scaling of apps, flexible development and test environments, or rapid regional expansion.
After your journey and required capabilities are defined, take advantage of prescriptive guidance and best practices.
Understand what is needed to implement your solution and assess the impact to your organization.