Cloud Vision

Many organizations are orienting themselves to the opportunities that cloud technology offers them. That makes sense. 'The cloud' can offer advantages, but switching your ICT to 'the cloud' also involves risks. Highberg helps you make this consideration.

Your strategic questions answered

It is important to consider how cloud can be an advantage. What actually are your own business goals, what are your plans with your own ICT and how does cloud fit into all this? Are you looking for flexibility and scalability or lower costs? Do you want to become data-driven and do you see cloud as an enabler for this? It is important to clarify the drivers for your organization and ambitions. Only then can you consider whether cloud really “suits” your organization.

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Key questions and dilemmas

In an orientation phase, Highberg advises you in a 'Digital Business Strategy' or Data & IT strategy to get clarity on the most important questions and dilemmas and how to answer them. This mostly revolves around the question: can Cloud help me achieve my ambitions and what accents should I place on ICT, the organization and the generation of my (digital) services. VKA answers the strategic questions and then elaborates them into a strategy, business case and high level (cloud) architecture in order to get a grip on the content.

Transition to the cloud concrete

Highberg then elaborates these into a concrete roadmap of projects that concretely shapes the transition to the cloud step by step. This enables you to make informed choices in preparing for a transition to the cloud and the associated vendor selection.


A Highberg Client case

Roadmap to the Cloud - Municipality of Bodegraven-Reeuwijk

The municipality of Bodegraven-Reeuwijk asked Highberg to help realize its transition to the cloud. To this end, Highberg created a target architecture and further developed it into architecture products, such as a program of requirements, to be used in a tender for the selection of a new IT services provider from the cloud.

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Cloud adoption framework

To use the cloud successfully, an organization will need to address substantive issues in the areas of both business, (management) organization, technology, security, etc. in an integrated manner. To manage this change, Highberg has developed a Cloud Adoption Framework. This framework elaborates which substantive matters all need to be arranged in detail, and what the organization must be able to do in the area of cloud. By using the Highberg Cloud Adoption Framework, you can be sure that you will not forget anything in the details.

The financial business case

Many people think of euros when it comes to the business case. And of course that's part of the business case. Highberg is happy to list the costs and benefits for you. However, we also include qualitative costs and benefits. For example, what is scalability worth to you and how important is it?

By building a business case you will gain insight into the cost structures of your cloud supplier(s) on the one hand and into the benefits for your organization on the other. The business case helps you at a later stage to see whether the intended benefits are actually being achieved and whether an anticipated cost reduction is actually taking place. In our experience, a cost reduction is sometimes possible, but requires a solid setup of direction on your suppliers and the associated costs.  The benefits are mostly in other things: the flexibility, scalability, and sometimes the modern functionality of a modern software package from the cloud.

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