Accelerating business outcomes with cloud powered digital transformation - An Overview of the AWS Cloud Adoption Framework

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Accelerating business outcomes with cloud powered digital transformation

The cloud transformation value chain in the following figure shows that business outcomes are accelerated through cloud powered organizational change (transformation) that is enabled by a set of foundational capabilities. The transformation domains represent a value chain where technological transformation enables process transformation which enables organizational transformation that enables product transformation. Key business outcomes include reduced business risk, improved environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance, as well as increased revenue and operational efficiency.

A diagram depicting the cloud transformation value chain.

Cloud transformation value chain

  • Technological transformation focuses on using cloud to migrate and modernize legacy infrastructure, applications, and data and analytics platforms. Cloud Value Benchmarking shows that migrating from on-premises to AWS leads to a 27% reduction in cost per user, a 58% increase in VMs managed per admin, a 57% decrease in downtime, and a 34% decrease in security events.

  • Process transformation focuses on digitizing, automating, and optimizing your business operations. This may include leveraging new data and analytics platforms to create actionable insights or using machine learning (ML) to improve your customer service experience, employee productivity and decision-making, business forecasting, fraud detection and prevention, industrial operations, and so on. Doing so may help you improve operational efficiency while lowering operating costs and improving employee and customer experience.

  • Organizational transformation focuses on reimagining your operating model; how your business and technology teams orchestrate their efforts to create customer value and meet your strategic intent. Organizing your teams around products and value streams while leveraging agile methods to rapidly iterate and evolve will help you become more responsive and customer centric.

  • Product transformation focuses on reimagining your business model by creating new value propositions (products, services) and revenue models. Doing so may help you reach new customers and enter new market segments. Cloud Value Benchmarking shows that adopting AWS leads to a 37% reduction in time-to-market for new features and applications, a 342% increase in code deployment frequency, and a 38% reduction in the time to deploy new code.