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Mayank Bhargava

Vice President, Consulting Services

The cloud holds vast promise for businesses and organizations, offering a wide range of potential strategic and operational benefits of adopting the cloud and becoming a truly digital organization. While some risks are present, we believe that we can build a digital journey framework that can guide your organization through a smooth cloud transformation journey.

Advantages of Adopting the Cloud

When it comes to your business’ cloud transformation journey, you can trust that there are many advantages of adopting the cloud. From reduced costs to increased flexibility, the cloud can improve your organization and help your business grow. All it takes is the right digital journey framework - we’re here to help with that.

Some main benefits of adopting the cloud include:

  • Reduced IT costs
  • Increased flexibility and scalability
  • Faster time-to-market
  • Higher resilience


Potential Risks Along the Cloud Transformation Journey

However, the cloud transformation journey also comes with varying degrees of risk and pitfalls that organizations must navigate their way through and around. Many, if not all, of those hazards can be mitigated or eliminated with a proper digital journey framework that addresses all aspects of the cloud transformation. Strategic and organizational considerations, choosing the right technologies and providers, and managing security, operations, and cost are all paramount for the success of any cloud project.
Put differently, a successful cloud adoption project requires the organization to do it right from the very beginning - to do one's homework, so to speak.


Why Trust CGI for Your Cloud Transformation Journey?

As a global leader in cloud transformation and digitalization projects, CGI has aggregated a comprehensive body of experience, skills, tools, and technologies to help organizations succeed in using private, public, and hybrid cloud systems. Utilizing the CGI digital journey framework, we help clients embark on their cloud transformation journey and reach their destination in a safe, efficient manner to ensure strategic goals are achieved and the expected outcome is delivered. Through this, we’re able to help clients through three main phases of cloud adoption.

3 Phases of Cloud Adoption:

  • Plan
  • Transform
  • Manage


Digital Value Chain: Intro to cloud adoption diagram


Lay out your plan:

It is important to put together a strategy to initiate your organization’s cloud project that includes designing the organization and governance, outlining the architecture, securing the compliance, documenting the identified risks, and building the business case. The result is a digital journey framework that identifies new ways of working across your entire organization.

Transform your organization:

Next, organizations will transform not only their infrastructure, applications, and data through the implementation of cloud solutions but also their culture through agile methodologies and processes.

Manage security and compliance:

Finally, organizations should implement operational excellence and a cost-optimized model while managing all security and compliance controls to ensure that the hybrid cloud environment delivers stable operations as well as speed and agility.


What’s the Goal of the Cloud Transformation Journey?

The digital journey framework covers several topics to support the cloud adoption process according to specific client needs. This is not an “all-or-nothing” concept but a “pick-and-choose” model that can be adapted to the client’s specific needs. By utilizing this methodology, our goal is to help clients reach their strategic objectives while delivering business benefits such as flexibility, scalability, agility, and long-term cost reduction based on an automated, secure, and compliant cloud transformation journey.

CGI has helped bridge the gap between business and IT for 45 years. We empower business and IT leaders to capitalize on its continued convergence by using the power of our deep industry insights, our business acumen, our technology expertise, and our focus on pragmatic client solutions to accelerate business value.

About this author

Mayank Bhargava professional photo

Mayank Bhargava

Vice President, Consulting Services

Mayank is an IT leader with a focus on cloud transformation strategy and implementation, delivering business value through innovation and automation, data governance, and analytics in world-class consulting environments. With more than 19 years in the information technology field, Mayank has a wide range of ...