Cloud-based business strategies are transforming every company in every industry. In an environment of growing complexity with a plethora of cloud solutions to choose from, you need a partner that can help guide you through the fray. Our cloud practice helps you make sense of the business and technical options.

What is cloud computing? The strategy behind the technology

A cohesive cloud strategy that drives successful business outcomes relies on collaboration between IT staff and executives. Just as IT cannot act as a silo within the business, cloud computing cannot function as a silo within IT.

Other cloud providers’ proprietary technologies require that you adjust your IT environment to their capabilities. A long-term strategy demands an infrastructure that is open and can adapt as your business and IT priorities change.

Elajika’s approach to designing and implementing an open cloud strategy focuses on business and cultural expectations. We believe:

Cloud computing is not a technology, it's a strategy. Cloud computing is part of an overall strategy to accelerate growth, empower your workforce and transform your business. We are committed to developing solutions that match your business vision and that drive it forward with maximum flexibility and minimum risk.

Cloud computing should adapt to you, not you to it. Most businesses are already on the cloud journey, but each has unique needs and obstacles. We work with you and your staff to match your strategy to the right cloud solutions — without disrupting your business.

Cloud computing works best when it integrates seamlessly. Our approach is not to rip and replace, but rather to make use of existing investments and build from the current state. We see cloud computing as a logical progression to what organizations are already doing, and a way for businesses to build on technologies and processes already in place.

Cloud computing can pave the way to increase capacity or add capabilities on the fly without investing in new infrastructure, training new personnel, or licensing new software. Enterprises today are active in the cloud, and their virtualization efforts are contributing to broader cloud thinking. As a result, the cloud is coming of age within large organizations and aligning IT decision makers and implementers around a cloud computing platform. It's time, you scale up! It's agility improves with users' ability to rapidly and inexpensively re-provision technological infrastructure resources. The Cloud enables secure access to all your applications and data from any network device. As easy as that!

The Cloud has been portrayed as the next big IT trend: A “pay-as-you-go” environment – a way of extending or replacing IT capacity without the capital investment in, for example, infrastructure or larger operational teams. Over the last few years, the Cloud appears to have evolved from a rather imprecise concept to a set of highly practical solutions for today’s complex IT landscape with ever-growing requirements on the IT department from the business. But we wanted to establish that this was indeed the situation with the users of the Cloud: Who was leading on Cloud, what were the drivers, how was it being managed? Elajika conducted quantitative research to explore whether this impression of pragmatic adoption indeed represented a real and more general change in our key marketplaces.

Leveraging Cloud technologies not only improves operational efficiencies but can potentially transform entire business models. With Elajika’s Cloud-enabled enterprise transformation fabric, we partner with enterprises in their journey from vision to execution and help transform their business processes, applications and entire datacenters through our comprehensive range of Cloud services.

Why move to the Cloud?

The pace of business keeps accelerating creation several challenges for IT, among a loss of control over systems that are seen as expensive to build and to operate, as well as a need to develop greater focus on business driven technology or to put it simply: technology that matters for business. The assembled technologies known as “Cloud Computing” provide a unique opportunity to:

  • Ensure greater focus on innovation by reducing IT functions that are high in management and financial cost
  • Develop integration frameworks that bring business, its suppliers and customers into closer collaboration Cloud Computing is one of the key approaches helping a company to move towards an ideal scenario in which Business Services are provided and available on demand.