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An effective cloud strategy is a frame of mind, not a one-time transition

September 7, 2021

Via: CIO Dive

The rush to the cloud during the start of the pandemic motivated companies sitting on the sidelines of digital transformation to get into the game.

But moving to the cloud is a continuous process, not just a one-time, necessary, cost-saving action.

Just doing a “lift and shift” of data, systems and applications into the cloud isn’t enough, said Karthik Narain, global lead of Accenture Cloud First. Not making a long-term plan for working in the cloud leads to things like cost increases, frustration on the part of employees and customers, and stifled innovation that moving into an entirely new setup allows.

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