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Cloud Services

Supporting cloud-to-cloud and cloud-to-core portfolios

Cloud adoption across the enterprise is a growing reality, but much of the usage is in addition to on-premises systems — not in replacement. As a result, these cloud services increasingly require integration back to core internal systems: legacy financials, order management, inventory, HR, manufacturing, and other enterprise systems. Companies are connecting clouds — in strings, clusters, storms, and more — and cobbling together discrete services to create end-to-end business processes. Tactical adoption of cloud is giving way to the need for a coordinated, orchestrated strategy—and for a new class of cloud offerings built around business outcomes.

Integration, data management, and enterprise architecture have long been aspirations for IT. With cloud, these practices have become more complex. And they’ve shifted from leading practices to critical core disciplines. Virtually every enterprise should be developing a strategy to integrate, aggregate, and orchestrate its collection of cloud and on-premises assets.

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John Peto, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP, illustrates the importance of effectively integrating cloud-to-cloud and cloud-to-core systems through an example of a technology company embarking on a new global strategy.

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