Why

Why are organisations moving
to AWS to transform their
businesses

Using AWS to digitally transform your business goes well beyond just the traditional benefits. If handled right, some of the biggest benefits will see include retiring technical debt and boosting your innovation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why technical debt matters

Over time, on-premises systems build workarounds, inefficiencies and quick fixes that add up to significant technical debt. They save time in the short term, but in the long run they can be seriously detrimental to your team, and your business limiting velocity and the ability to innovate.
 
By retiring technical debt you're simplifying workloads and cutting inefficient workloads that have accumulated. You also reduce the risk of disruption: AWS Cloud customers see an average of 94 percent less unplanned downtime. This cuts your IT teams' burden significantly, freeing up time and resources to pursue new projects and focus on the things that create value for your business.
 
A more modern IT infrastructure enables businesses to work on strategic initiatives, and make smarter investments - which adds to the potential for business growth.
 
Ultimately, more technology can be a help and not a hindrance to innovation.
 
 

 

 

    

Why innovation

 
It's impossible to overstate the importance of innovation.
Failure to innovate means your business risks falling
behind the competition, whatever your business.
 
The problem is that, traditionally, innovation has also been
really difficult and expensive.
 
Building new tools from scratch, implementing new ideas,
and experimenting on your own is resource-intensive and
requires a lot of time. Plus there's the chance that, at the
end of it, you might not have much to show for your investment.
 
Innovation can also be hard to define. For some
businesses, it means developing new products or services.
Others might focus on personalising customer journeys.
For some, the priority will be new market entry. 
 
Whatever your definition, what you need is a smarter,
easier way to innvoate.
 
And the good news is that's exactly where the AWS Cloud
can help.

 

 

 

Why innovation

It's impossible to overstate the importance of innovation.Failure to innovate means your business risks fallingbehind the competition, whatever your business.

The problem is that, traditionally, innovation has also beenreally difficult - and expensive.

Building new tools from scratch, implementing new ideas,and experimenting on your own is resource-intensive. Plusthere's the chance that, at the end of it, you might nothave much to show for your investment.

Innovation can also be hard to define. For somebusinesses, it means developing new products or services.Others might focus on personalising customer journeys.For some, the priority will be new market entry.

Whatever your definition, what you need is a smarter,easier way to innvoate.
And the good news is that's exactly where the AWS Cloudcan help.
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TUI accelerates its digital transformation

"AWS enables us to use machine learning
to create a responsive experience for our
customers, even on a cruise ship in the
middle of the sea."


Pieter Jordaan
Director IT Engineering, UK & Ireland

 

 

The advantages of embracing innovation

We help businesses around the world to find better, more
innovative ways of working but innovation means different
things to different organisations.
 
For some, it means achieving lower costs and faster
turnaround times, or more efficient product development
cycles. Customers who move to AWS deliver an average of
they did without AWS.
 
Others use it in new ways to create seamless customer
experiences, to manage predictive maintenance of IoT-
connected equipment, or to improve fraud detection
within their systems.
 
And some take that potential and use it to change the
world in ways that were impossible before cloud
computing.
 
But whatever the goal of your innovation, the AWS Cloud
will help you maximise your chances of success.  
 

 

 

The advantages of embracing innovation

AWS helps businesses around the world to find better, more innovative ways of working but innovation means different things to different organisations.


For some, it means achieving lower costs and faster turnaround times, or more efficient product development cycles. Customers who move to AWS deliver an average of almost three times more features (such as applications),and they deliver these features 42 percent faster than they did without AWS.

Others use it in new ways to create seamless customer experiences, to manage predictive maintenance of IoT-connected equipment, or to improve fraud detection within their systems.

And some take that potential and use it to change the world in ways that were impossible before cloud computing.

But whatever the goal of your innovation, the AWS Cloud will help you maximise your chances of success.

 

 

    

Art of the Pivot

You don’t need to be a small company to be nimble, and you don’t have to be a young company to transform the way you work. Large organisations are learning that with the best cloud technology and the right support, even a dramatic pivot can be fast, affordable and secure. 

 

 

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What

Key areas for your business to migrate

The path to the cloud is unique for every business. Resources,
priorities, and expected outcomes will all be different.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

Many organisations find that a good place to start is one of these three business-critical apps:

  • SAP
  • VMware
  • Microsoft
  • SAP
  • SAP workloads are some of the most critical business applications. You can’t take any risks with them.
     
    The resilience, security, and efficiency of the AWS means that we offer a way to reduce risks and get your systems set up sooner rather than later.
     
    At AWS we’ve been SAP certified since 2011 (and SAP have trusted us to handle their own workloads since 2008).
     
    It’s a great place to start for cost savings, with 96 percent of customers migrating SAP to the AWS Cloud reporting a reduction in total cost of ownership, saving an average of 25 percent.
     
    Want to start here? Check out our Whitepaper.  
  • VMware
  • Enterprises have reluctant traditionally to move virtual machines from the data center to the cloud for fear of losing capabilities. They lacked a reliable, seamless migration option.
     
    VMware Cloud on AWS offers this to organisations, helping them to bring their private VMware cloud into the global infrastructure and breadth of services offered by AWS.
     
    Compliance is simplified, costs are more predictable, existing licenses can be used, and your people can continue to use the interfaces they’re familiar with.
     
    Find out more with our guide.
  • Microsoft
  • Many organisations run on Microsoft technology—the MS Office suite is the de facto standard in enterprise productivity programs.
     
    Which is why future-proofing your Windows workloads by migrating them to the cloud is a critical job.
     
    We’re a Microsoft Gold Certified Hosting Partner. In fact, we were the first cloud environment to ever host a Microsoft application.
     
    Since then we’ve had hundreds of thousands of customers run their Microsoft workloads through us, covering every Microsoft application.
     
    AWS has an active Premier Support agreement with Microsoft, meaning that customers who host their Microsoft workloads on AWS receive support from both AWS and Microsoft.
     
    If this is where you want to start your journey, take a look at our guide.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How

12 steps to make your cloud journey a success

Big shifts in the way we work often bring
complexity and risk, but the good news is
you can minimise these with a clear and
logical roadmap for your AWS Cloud journey.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Read these 12 steps to simplify your move to the cloud.

Read these 12 steps to simplify your move to the cloud.

Who

AWS Cloud can help to make
your migration a success
AWS provides a broad and deep set of integrated services in the cloud -
partners to help your migration, training to give your employees the skills
to help you thrive, and tools to make the whole process more efficient.
 
We offer the tools and people to support your journey to the cloud, and
help you unlock the benefits it offers.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

Here are some resources to help you get started:

Get help from our comprehensive network of partners, from consulting to technology.
 
We have experienced delivery partners with EMEA operations that can help your business get the most out of the AWS Cloud, and deliver on your specific cloud objectives.
 
 
 
We have a global team of experts who specialise in helping businesses get the most from their cloud migration. They work with you to achieve your desired outcomes efficiently, and in a realistic timeframe.
 
Our expertise covers a wide variety of solutions, technologies, and industries, so we can offer the support you need.  
 

You can bring in new staff to handle the shift. But the reality is that training your existing team is faster, more scalable, and less expensive. We provide training, either in a classroom or online, making it flexible for your workforce to learn at their own pace. It’s not limited to just cloud migration either—we can help bring wider cloud skills to your business that will continue to unlock the full potential of the cloud once you’re ready for the next steps.

How to successfully scale your talent transformation

Jon sets out the 12 steps to successfully scale your talent when moving to the cloud. One of the most important steps is upskilling existing employees, and Jon tells us how getting just 10% of your team certified could make a company-wide difference.

    

IDC: Train to Accelerate Your Cloud Strategy

Our cloud adoption research showed that training in cloud-based computing helped organizations accelerate cloud adoption and achieve business objectives sooner.

We also found that comprehensive training yielded greater organizational benefits than minimal or no cloud training.

 

 

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Tools

We've put together a comprehensive
Move from separate strategies for business and
IT to a business model that integrates IT strategy
 
Help Human Resources and personnel
management prepare for cloud adoption
 
Integrate IT Governance and Organisational
Governance
 
 
 
 
 
 

Tools

We've put together a comprehensive
  • Move from separate strategies for business and IT to a business model that integrates IT strategy
  • Help Human Resources and personnel management prepare for cloud adoption
  • Integrate IT Governance and Organisational Governance  
 
 
We've also created the AWS Migration Acceleration
Program (MAP). This provides consulting support,
training, and services credits to reduce the risk of
migrating to the cloud, help you build a strong operational
foundation, and offset the initial cost of migration.
 
It includes a migration methodology for executing legacy
migrations, as well as a robust set of tools to automate
and accelerate common migration scenarios.  

AWS Marketplace

This is where AWS customers find, try, buy, and sell cloud products. The functions they cover include: Security, Networking, Storage, DevOps and much more.

These offer pre-built options for many of the scenarios your business may
encounter on its cloud journey, allowing faster implementation and
reducing in-house build time.
 
If you want to get started with the AWS Cloud, our  solutions in AWS Marketplace could be a great first step to see what tools are on offer for you.

 

 

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