Managing Mega Technology Programs: Ep.6
The third action is to use cloud-based services.
The cloud benefits is not only related to infrastructure management & reduced operational cost. In fact, the benefits include easy prototyping, quick innovation, faster time to market, scaling, higher security aspects & many others.
By migrating to the cloud while also rapidly scaling cloud-native features for analytics, database management, & content management, a state-government agency was able to consolidate & modernize three disparate legacy systems across millions of residents & become 30% more efficient in terms of operating costs.
Running reports, which had been resource intensive & slow, happened much more quickly on the cloud.
For large programs, leaders need to systematically evaluate how best to take advantage of the cloud.
Selecting a software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution, for example, can avoid the effort of a custom build & can result in a best-in-class solution that is easier to maintain.
Or leveraging a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) solution can enable greater developer productivity & access to an ecosystem of thousands of innovative services.