Becoming a modern business

Today’s businesses must adapt to rapidly changing market conditions, manage and derive insights from massive volumes of data, and meet the rising demands of today’s always-on customers. In short, they must modernize—rethinking processes and leveraging technology to seize opportunities earlier, achieve maximum value from their investments, and innovate faster than ever before.

The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic further drive these changes. Businesses across all industries must now move even faster to embrace new work styles and drive down costs. Recent research suggests that more than 90 percent of enterprises are accelerating cloud adoption plans because of COVID-19.

Many organizations are instituting digital transformation initiatives in response to these growing pressures. By embracing new ways of building applications and services, these organizations can connect previously siloed data, streamline processes, and accelerate innovation in ways that delight their customers.

Digital transformation promises substantial rewards, with leading companies achieving critical business advantages such as higher productivity, faster time to market, and a stronger bottom line.

Reaching these rewards can prove challenging, however. Digital transformation represents a massive undertaking involving far-reaching changes to technology, processes, and culture. Breaking the process down into distinct phases can help prevent organizations from losing their way.

Understanding the two stages of digital modernization

No two modernization projects are the same. In helping thousands of organizations successfully reach their business outcomes, AWS identified two distinct modernization stages.

Many of our customers have found it beneficial to break the larger digital transformation effort into these two stages: IT modernization and application modernization.

IT Modernization

IT modernization involves transforming legacy systems,
processes, workloads, and infrastructure as you migrate to the cloud.

Application modernization

Application modernization leverages cloud-native systems and services to drive a new iterative, intelligent, and agile way of harnessing data and developing applications.

Forging the migration/modernization connection

Understanding the migration process is key to taking full advantage of the cloud. One way to think about the move to the cloud is to look to the natural world and other species’ migration patterns. Whales, for example, migrate
to new environments to gain access to better food and conditions that allow the pod to prosper and grow. Knowing they must move is only one piece of the puzzle; whales must also partake in the process, caring for each other and
ensuring all members of the pod have what they need as they adjust to any unforeseen circumstances along the way.

Transforming your business in the cloud is a similar process. First, you choose a provider and migrate your applications, infrastructure, and data. But, just as the whales must adapt to changes as they migrate, it’s what you do throughout and
after a migration that will enable you to arrive at the ideal destination.

Up to now, we’ve been speaking about migration as the first phase or starting point of IT modernization. And that’s true in the sense that the cloud is the ideal environment for modernization, and migration is how you get there. But it’s not
always a linear, migrate-then-modernize process.

Migration and modernization are more like two sides of the same coin. The order in which they happen will be unique to your needs and to the characteristics of the workload or app. Migration and modernization will also overlap and intersect, and the right strategy will have you migrating while you modernize and modernizing while you migrate.

Across numerous successful migrations, we’ve helped our customers achieve the following:

  • 31 percent average infrastructure cost savings
  • 43 percent fewer security incidents per year
  • 62 percent IT staff productivity boost
  • Three times more features delivered per year

Customers from a variety of industries are using AWS to migrate and modernize. For more than 6 years, we’ve driven successful migrations for organizations across nearly every industry and of all shapes and sizes. Trust Ubertas Consulting to help you transform your business into a customer-centric, digitally savvy enterprise that thrives in today’s market—and stands ready to conquer tomorrow’s

“There is no compression algorithm for experience.”

Andy Jassy, CEO, Amazon

Talk to the Ubertas Consulting team about how you can realizing the benefits of IT modernization with AWS Cloud.


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