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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. Among the most significant advantages are:

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

However, the cloud adoption 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 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.

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. Utilizing the CGI Cloud Adoption Framework, we help clients embark on their cloud journey and reach their destination in a safe, efficient manner to ensure strategic goals are achieved and the expected outcome delivered.

Using our comprehensive framework, we help clients through three main phases of cloud adoption:

  1. 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 roadmap and a plan for the journey that identifies new ways of working across your entire organization.

  2. Transform – 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.

  3. Manage – 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.

Digital Value Chain: Intro to cloud adoption diagram

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 adoption journey.

The framework covers several topics to support the cloud adoption journey 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.

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.

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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 ...