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Accenture: 4 areas every cloud strategy must cover



When the pandemic hit, it was inspiring to see how quickly CIOs acted to get their systems into the cloud to enable resilience and continuity. Now that the cloud journey is well and truly underway, a future of more agile working and faster routes to innovation lies ahead.

Becoming cloud-first isn’t easy. It requires commitment to a long-term program of change across people, processes and technology. Companies that start with the right strategy addressing common cloud pain points and the challenges unique to that business can position themselves to realize the technology’s benefits in full.

How organizations move to the cloud is now a key differentiator. If they get it right, they will sprint ahead of competitors.

About the authors
Ashley Skyrme is a senior managing director for technology strategy and advisory at
Accenture. She leads the cloud-first global strategy and consulting business and advises Fortune 500 clients on technology strategy and transformation, as well as using new operating models and cloud to unlock growth, innovation and speed. She has worked across industries including life sciences, travel, consumer products, government and insurance.

James E. Burrows is managing director of Accenture’s cloud-first global cloud strategy and advisory lead. James is a recognised global expert, trusted advisor and published author in the functional areas of cloud, enterprise architecture, data and new IT across regulated financial services and public services.


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