AWS Cloud Enterprise Strategy Blog

Cloud Worry or Risk?

I have the privilege of speaking to hundreds of customers a year to talk about how AWS can help their businesses deliver more value to their customers, become more agile, and create innovations that delight in this digital age. However, occasionally I’ll hear statements like, “What if AWS goes away?” “What if AWS decides to […]

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Minimal Viable Refactoring: The 5 Best Ways to Improve Your App on the Way to the Cloud

by Barb Malik, Principal Tech Delivery Manager, AWS Managed Services Introduction by Mark Schwartz Lift and Shift? Or refactor as you shift? This question comes up often in our conversations with enterprise leaders. To make the most of the cloud, legacy applications would need to be updated to take advantage of the cloud’s unique capabilities—become […]

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The Frozen Middle—Part Two: Thawing

In my previous post I talked about the presumed challenge of the “frozen middle”—the middle managers who seem to resist transformation even when both the leaders of the organization and the hands-on executors want to see it happen. In that post I discussed the changing role of middle management and the critical role middle managers […]

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Tackling Transformation…You CAN Get There from Here

Many enterprises are faced with digital transformation and, according to a McKinsey study, 90% of CEOs believe their industry will be digitally disrupted but only 15% feel well positioned to execute on a high frequency digital strategy. The cloud provides the ability to automate testing, security, and infrastructure, in addition to offering a pay as […]

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The Frozen Middle—Part One: Understanding

First in a two-part series In many of our conversations with customers, we hear talk of a “frozen middle”—middle managers in IT who are reluctant to change and either block or slow down attempts at transformation. The idea is that senior leadership wants to gain the benefits of the cloud and digital transformation while line […]

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Addressing the Digital Workforce Gap through Diversity and Inclusion

A frequent topic in our conversations with enterprise leaders is just how difficult it is to find people with the right skills for the digital age. We often suggest that their go-to-strategy should be to grow talent internally, developing the skills of people they already employ (an earlier blog post covers this subject as well). But […]

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Use the Cloud to Protect the Cloud: A Holistic Approach to Securing AWS at Enterprise Scale

Note: The following is a guest post from Matt Trentler, an AWS professional services manager from our security, risk, and compliance practice. Introduction by Clarke Rodgers, AWS Enterprise Strategist I often meet with CxOs who understand in principle that a well-architected cloud implementation can be more secure than their current datacenter. However, “How do I build that […]

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