AWS Cloud Enterprise Strategy Blog

Tag: Business Value

Measuring effectiveness

Tracking the Effectiveness of Cloud Adoption

We often recommend that enterprises have a clear idea of what they hope to accomplish by moving to the cloud. They can then set up success measures that will both guide them and allow them to measure their progress. In this blog post, Nurani Parasuraman discusses how best to track the effectiveness of cloud adoption.  […]

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Opportunity

A conversation on expanding access to cloud skills for finance professionals

By Levon Stepanian, Cloud Financial Management Specialist, and Chris Hennesey, Enterprise Finance Strategist Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) and their finance organizations are no longer just financial record keepers; they are key stakeholders during their organization’s cloud-enabled digital transformation. In the “CFO Series: The Sniff Test?” blog post, Mark Schwartz makes the case that a CFO […]

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Measuring the Success of Your Transformation

How do you know whether you’re successful in your cloud journey and your digital transformation? Or, when you’re planning your digital initiative, what benefits should you expect and how will you see them reflected in the company’s performance? Given the uncertainty and change in today’s business environment, it’s sometimes hard to find a stable baseline […]

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I’m a Mature Cloud Adopter. Now What?

Many enterprises have already become proficient with the cloud. They’ve migrated a substantial portion of their workloads, learned the necessary cloud skills, established an aggressive security posture, and developed at least an initial workable operating model. What’s next? How do you build on that foundation to maximize the value of the cloud? Here are some […]

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Enterprise Strategy Blog 2021: Year-End Roundup

Overview Throughout the year, we write blog posts on whatever topics seem to be most important to the AWS customer executives we speak to. Each of us on the Enterprise Strategy team holds 100-200 customer meetings a year, generally at the most senior executive levels, to try to help with their challenges in digital transformation—cultural […]

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CxO Insight: Reporting Cybersecurity to the Board

by Clarke Rodgers, Enterprise Strategist, AWS Enterprise Strategy Over the last several months, one of the most common discussions I have had with members of the C-Suite is around how to effectively report and/or discuss cybersecurity with the organization’s Board of Directors (BoD) and/or Senior Leadership Team (SLT). Background Before I get into the details, […]

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Businessman opens faucet valve to control money outflow

Funding more transformational capacity – Show me the money!

by Chris Hennesey, Enterprise Strategist, AWS Enterprise Strategy As I meet with more AWS customers, it is clear that many enterprises struggle to have enough capacity to focus on transforming their business. Transformation spending provides a company with necessary resources to embrace new technology and innovation for enhanced capacity. With close to 80% of IT […]

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A Conversation on the Best Practices to Maximize Business Value from the Cloud

by Calvin Wu, Business Development Manager, AWS Cloud Economics In his blog post, “Unlocking the Trillion Dollar Value of Cloud,” Mark Schwartz dives deeply into McKinsey Digital’s prediction that there’s $1 trillion of cloud value up for grabs by enterprises prepared to take it. While the McKinsey article clearly laid out the sources of the […]

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Is Your Cloud Journey Stuck in the Value Gap?

Your cloud migration was off to a good start: you set out with a clear plan, used the “Six Rs” to segment your workloads by the different strategies of moving to the cloud, and have closely tracked core metrics like number of applications migrated. However, your stakeholders have become increasingly doubtful as to whether the […]

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AI Explorations of a Former Media CTO (With No Prior Machine Learning Experience)

One of the challenges many enterprise leaders face is how to experiment and quickly create business value from machine learning without establishing large teams with specialized skillsets and infrastructure. As a CTO, I found that having access to Amazon Web Service’s pre-trained AI Services enabled our developers, even those with no prior machine leaning experience, […]

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