The Primary Goal Is Delivering Business Value
It's non-technical stakeholders who are really in the driving seat when it comes to deciding what to focus on. Customers, as well as internal business teams truly set what the top-line goals are. It's up to IT and application teams to help meet them.
Success in a modern enterprise is often driven by the ability to take abstract business problems and convert them into an actionable, quantifiable technology strategy. The degree of that success depends on how quickly a problem turns into a strategy that delivers business value. Reducing "time to value" is the goal: Faster iteration means a shorter cycle of idea → feature/product/service.
If you work at an organisation with legacy applications and infrastructure, going to the cloud can seem like an attractive option. The ability to scale infrastructure with a few clicks or API calls stands in stark contrast to the effort required to deploy traditional "rack-and-stack" servers. Cloud providers also offer several managed services for application deployment, allowing developers to focus solely on feature delivery.
However, seamlessly migrating to cloud infrastructure is a daunting task. If you don't already have a critical mass of cloud know-how, you may find your organisation is ill-equipped to deal with the technical challenges.
The key is to balance existing service delivery with new technology rollouts. Modernisation doesn't have to depend on a full commitment to the cloud. Partners like Ekco can help bridge the gap with a private cloud solution, laying the foundation for a full cloud rollout in the future.