Who’s shaping your cloud journey? The typical answer to this question is “our IT function”. Or even, “it would be our IT leaders but they currently see no need to move away from our traditional on-premise infrastructure.”

This is the wrong answer. Adopting the cloud is not an infrastructure decision; it’s a business decision. While the actuality of migrating to the cloud will be undertaken by IT, the cloud value case is very much one of business enablement. Yet time and time again, I see the IT tail wagging the business dog. And if IT is saying there are too many issues around adopting the cloud, such as the cybersecurity threat, or that the legacy IT platform is fit-for-purpose, who’s going to contradict them?

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