AWS Cloud Enterprise Strategy Blog

Category: Thought Leadership

Guest Blog: The Consolidated Audit Trail and the Cloud

As an Enterprise Strategist at Amazon Web Services, I have spent the last 3 years of my professional life talking to leadership teams of financial services institutions (FSI) from across the globe. It’s always of great interest to me that while no two customers are alike, the challenges are near-identical the world over. From my […]

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Considering Size and Scope of Services

There is an undeniable push in tech to build microservices—and for good reason. Smaller components pair well with modern delivery practices and objectives. According to Gartner, two out of three business leaders believe that they must pick up the pace of digitalization to remain competitive. In turn, businesses are working to pick up the pace […]

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Surviving Digital Disruption: Transforming Without Rebooting

Think of an industry that isn’t affected by the digital revolution in any way. One that can keep operating as it has been without any fear of disruption or need for change. When we tried this exercise at a workshop, we also couldn’t think of many. Funeral homes sprang to mind, but managing a person’s […]

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Surviving Digital Disruption: Resilience in the Face of Change

The oak fought the wind and was broken, the willow bent when it must and survived. —Robert Jordan “Survival” is a reoccurring word in the lexicon of change management. It implies a fight to the death, an existential mission against overwhelming odds and adversary. It’s not a bad metaphor for what we call digital transformation […]

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Surviving Digital Disruption: Back to Basics

Internet was the future and the dot-com boom was just around the corner. I had just landed a job as a developer before I even graduated. I was looking forward to learning Java, working on some e-commerce projects, and being a part of the next dot-com success story. Optimism was in the air. Then, on […]

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Points of View: Surviving Digital Disruption

The AWS Enterprise Strategy team helps executives at large AWS enterprise customers with their nontechnical impediments to digital transformation and the cloud. We try to bring our experience as senior IT leaders, as well as what we’ve learned from helping other customers and from the IT thought leader community, to bear on the challenges faced […]

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Unsustainable Competitive Advantage

In business school, we learned that companies need to develop sustainable competitive advantages. To build value for the long term, you needed to develop distinct competencies that your competitors would not be able to imitate, and then find a way to apply them as an advantage in the markets in which you compete. For some […]

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