Cloud is a Transformation journey that cuts across Business & IT for all enterprises. Unlike other transformational themes, the uniqueness about Cloud is its ability offer transformational benefits in lieu of the (seemingly unavoidable) inefficiencies that exist in the system today – be it Business or IT, in tangible terms. This change is proving to be more sustainable, long-term and evolving – be it adoption or ROI.
So what really motivates business to embrace cloud in concrete terms?
- Capital Cost Optimization and Controlled Operating expenses.
- Increased direct revenue generation and/or profitability at same or lesser cost
- IT Platform Efficiency leading to “Optimised Cost of IT”
- Efficient and Agile Business Change Management
Software Engineering Lifecycle Efficiency
The reasons are more than compelling for any CXO to put their bets on the Cloud journey. The key differentiator about Cloud is that it has a story for every Business stakeholder – be it the CEO or the CIO / CFO et al.
Happiest Minds believes that “Cloud” is one of the disruptive themes that will influence Business and IT in the next 5 years (at least) which will change the way everything operates. Depending on the specific Industry and immediate business needs, we foresee that there will be different categories of Cloud Consumers – Innovators, Early Adopters, Safe Players and Followers.
Happiest Minds Cloud Foundation offers a HAPPYTM (Heterogeneous, Assured & automated, Performant & Proven, Next-Generation BUSINESS-READY) Cloud Adoption Program. The Foundation is integrated, adaptive and cost-effective – “Enabling a seamless, automated & economic adoption of Cloud-powered Business” for all of our Partners. A glimpse of our HAPPY Foundation is as below:
Based on individual Maturity Level(s),our HAPPYTM foundation guides our Partners, all across the Industries, in their journey to Cloud, covering the end-to-end Life-Cycle stages of Coaching and Advisory, Realization, Sustenance and Monetization.
To bring in additional focus, subject matter enrichment and context to our Cloud Foundation, we have diversified our Cloud Offerings to specific Business Units which drive the following areas of the Cloud Spectrum all across the Industries:
However, the HAPPYTMCloud Foundation continues to provide an integrated experience for our Partners with the flexibility to choose between an end-to-end proposition and / or a very specific interest area.
Our positioning of “Enabling seamless, automated & economic adoption of Cloud-powered Business” is pivoted on the pre-fabricated, domain enriched Frameworks, Productized Solutions, IPs and Tools that we offer during the Journey which makes it far more easy and reliable for our partners.
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