The power of cloud solutions in digital transformation

 


In 2020, IDC conducted a survey of 17 organizations in Latin America that migrated to AWS cloud solutions, and came up with some important data:

  • 61% reduction in operating costs, considering all infrastructure investment and unscheduled downtime;
  • 74% growth in the efficiency of IT teams.

Companies are rapidly incorporating cloud computing, but why is there all this interest? With cloud-based solutions, you can access extraordinary opportunities to transform your business.

Cloud computing can improve operations and customer support, for example, while saving costs and allowing employees to work remotely – a feature more than needed in 'new normal times.

Rethink complex business processes, optimize key operational areas, leverage new internal and external partnerships by removing barriers based on obsolete systems, changing team resources, and scaling with ease.

Below are 7 ways the cloud solution is able to primarily improve processes, operation, and system management, helping any type of organization advance in digital transformation:

  • Increased agility

    Cloud computing delivers more agility through your on-demand self-service across multiple devices. This functionality enables you to deploy and share resources faster and in real-time. Agility enables companies to go out, making new products and services developed and launched faster.

  • Reduces barriers

    In many organizations, systems and people are trapped in silos. Data is collected and stored in different file types and formats, with various functionalities and little integration. Using cloud computing, large amounts of data can be stored on the same system.

    Collaborators in different areas can access, analyze, and use the same datasets. This functionality opens up new opportunities for collaboration, especially between business units that did not previously.

  • Rethink business processes

    With cloud computing, companies can explore new business processes by reconsidering how back office functions are performed: finance, accounts receivable, resource acquisition, and R&D, for example, eliminating manual steps and redundancies. These procedures frequently result in new goods and services that open up fresh sources of income.

    To this end, the cost and performance of cloud applications are reaching a key point for the future of business, making Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence solutions more viable and efficient for any company.

  • Scales business

    As companies grow and evolve, it is often necessary to increase or decrease certain systems. Using cloud-based features, both types of escalation are much easier. In many cases, certain tools can be adjusted automatically to respond to the necessary sizing without human intervention. The time required to implement the change can be reduced from weeks or months to days or hours.

  • Improved IT provisioning

    Internal IT departments are often not encouraged to innovate. Without competition, sometimes there is no impulse to seek new ideas and products. Entropy can be established as IT teams focus on "what works" and resisting change. Still, many organizations rely deeply on the IT experience. In the hypercompetitive world of cloud computing, knowledge barriers are removed, reducing the need for internal IT resources.

  • Increases security

    When storing data and accessing software in the cloud, the data is protected. Cloud-based computing uses complex, multi-tier security protocols that keep data saved from virtual or physical threats.

    During migration to the cloud, it is necessary to take into account security approaches such as cloud security by design, which allows a risk assessment and the construction of an even more secure structure. Some clouds are secure by design requirements to protect cloud solution deployments: encryption, terminal security, access identification, and control.

    Choosing the most appropriate type of encryption is the best way to protect data migrated primarily to the public cloud. And when services are accessed via the public internet, it is necessary to pay special attention to the security of the terminal. This avoids the risk of creating access points for virtual attacks and malware entries.

    Access control is necessary for employees and suppliers to use public and private clouds. Single sign-on, or SSO, in addition to other features, can minimize the inconvenience by keeping security control and monitoring.

  • Business continuity

    In the event of a natural disaster, fire, vandalism, or theft, there is a significant risk of business disruption or destruction. But not with the cloud. With data, systems, and software stored on external servers, integrated redundancy, and automated backups, a business can be recovered. In many cases, business functions can be restored temporarily or permanently from alternate locations, keeping businesses up and running.

    Cloud computing provides enhanced functionality and opportunity. Companies can improve efficiency, reduce expenses, find new sources of revenue, and empower and engage employees differently.

The potential of Techcy Brasil's cloud solutions in practice

Techcy Brasil is a multinational company with more than 20 years of experience in the modernization and management of mission-critical applications and infrastructure. Our mission is to help companies like yours maximize the benefits of new technologies that make up digital transformation, such as cloud computing.

We support your IT structure so that your organization is able to achieve maximum efficiency and competitiveness in the business.

We have the confidence of some of the most important companies in Brazil and the world. See below some of our success stories.

  • Case: Abreu Advogados

    With offices in Portugal, Angola, Brazil, Macau, Mozambique, and East Timor, Abreu Advogados felt the need to host its platform in a controlled environment, contemplating a high-performance, redundant and scalable solution.

    The entire platform would have to be isolated from outside access, being confined only to society's access to applications through dedicated communication channels. The strong technical and service requirement of the project led Abreu Advogados to consult and choose Techcy.

    In the first phase, to accelerate the entry into production, a housing solution was used, and the platform was later migrated to a cloud solution. In the second phase, banking began to take advantage of a service infrastructure that uses the most advanced virtualization technologies and cloud servers, allowing several operating systems and different applications to coexist, in a redundant hardware and storage platform.

  • Case: Amnesty International

    As an activist organization, Amnesty International depends on its ability to recruit and retain supporters. Its online presence and digital communications strategy play a central role in achieving these goals.

    Prior to partnering with Techcy, Amnesty worked with several companies, each responsible for a portion of its online infrastructure. The dispersed and complex environment of the hosting platform did not allow user data to be integrated globally, with little visibility into user profiles.

    With a three-phase structured project, Amnesty's hosting infrastructure has been consolidated and simplified while becoming more robust and flexible. Through additional data analysis capabilities, the institution can relate more effectively to its supporters.

  • Case: Fiber Bank

    Controlled by The Vicunha Group, which holds 100% of the stake in its capital, Banco Fibra operates at the national level and has its operation focused on large and medium-sized companies in the Agribusiness and Corporate sectors.

    Like most traditional banks, it kept all of its systems and applications in an on-premise data center managed by a third-party company contracted for this. The structural situation of technology in which the bank was did not allow the IT team to enable the solutions that were requested by the business teams. It was necessary to migrate the physical environment on-premise to a cloud environment in lift & shift mode without causing any system unavailability for its customers.

    The migration process made by Techcy respected all the regulations provided by the Central Bank, which at the beginning of the project still did not have very specific rules for this type of digital transformation in financial institutions and had to create regulations to regulate the action. The final result ensured greater stability of the systems for employees and customers, in addition to greater agility and lower cost for the financial institution.

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