In this interview, Gabby Fredkin talks with Antoine Shagoury, Global CTO at Kyndryl, about the challenges and complexities associated with modernising technology stacks in the current environment.
There is a rapid acceleration of cloud adoption and a need for businesses to reevaluate their strategies.
Antoine emphasises the importance of moving from a lift-and-shift mentality to embracing cloud-native migrations and application redevelopment to fully leverage cloud services efficiently.
CFOs are increasingly engaged in understanding the financial impact of cloud initiatives, and real-time visibility into cloud costs is becoming crucial.
This shift in focus from merely reporting cloud utilisation to optimising cloud usage and creating business agility is transforming the role of CIOs and CEOs in driving business opportunities.
There are challenges measuring the intangible value of public cloud adoption, such as open modularity and agility.
While there is no one-size-fits-all approach, Antoine emphasises the need to create templates for evaluating the effectiveness and visibility of cloud adoption and its impact on business agility and efficiency.
- The challenge lies in striking the right balance in cloud enablement and modernisation, with a historical trend of overly aggressive cloud modernisation, including lift-and-shift methods that led to lingering complexity.
There is now a pressing need for a re-evaluation and a shift towards re-engineering workloads to ensure efficient management in a remote and evolving environment.
- There is a renewed focus on leveraging cloud-native services instead of solely developing custom interfaces and connectors, emphasising the importance of effectively consuming transient services in the cloud-native approach.
- CFOs and CIOs are collaborating to optimise cloud usage, allowing CIOs to play a more strategic role in enabling business opportunities and driving agile business transformations.