Posted by Peggy Olson on 20 Feb 2020
With technological change happening at a faster pace than at any time before, digital transformation leveraging cloud computing is key to maintaining a competitive edge.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) can help your business thrive. AWS is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform. Offering over 175 fully-featured cloud services from data centers around the globe, organizations from large enterprises and governmental agencies to fast-growing startups, have easy access to IT services like processing, networking, storage, security and more. AWS helps them lower costs, become more agile and innovate faster to scale and grow.
AWS is commonly used for:
A 2018 IDC white paper titled, “Fostering Business and Organizational Transformation to Generate Business Value with Amazon Web Services” reveals AWS not only lowers the cost of providing IT services but changes how IT services are delivered and helps transform business operations so companies can better compete and address market needs and demands.
IDC survey participants indicated that their AWS migration created substantial business benefits, including:
These benefits were achieved by:
Freeing Up Financial and IT Resources - AWS creates more cost-effective IT environments by optimizing computing, storage and database costs, scaling to meet business demand without overprovisioning. Cost and human capital efficiencies were also achieved by moving away from dedicated, in-house infrastructure operations. Participants were able to shift the focus of their IT staffs to more higher-level activities and strategic business initiatives, rather than day-to-day routine support. They also realized substantial gains in application developer productivity with AWS.
Increasing Speed and Agility - Offering reliable and high-performing AWS applications leads to operational efficiencies via increased user productivity and fewer business disruptions. Gaining the agility to deliver cost-effective IT resources on an on-demand basis enabled participants to address business opportunities quickly to win more business and increase revenues.
Reducing Business Risk - AWS increases confidence in the security and resiliency of IT operations, with measurable positive impacts on business risk related to availability, security and regulatory compliance:
Some additional benefits of AWS, beyond what’s listed above, include:
The Bottom Line: Organizations adopting AWS can be more competitive, increase customer satisfaction, innovate faster, achieve greater productivity, enhance security, improve reliability and optimize costs.