gA Expertise Accelerates the Journey to the Cloud

July 31, 2018

MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 31, 2018--gA, a global leader in digital Business Transformation stands out in the industry for offering an integrated approach to help organizations fast track their evolution to the cloud, achieving the highest value for each client.

Today, the business motivators for moving IT from a physical infrastructure to a virtual cloud environment are compelling. Yet, there are challenges and risks as well, including skill gaps and concerns with security. Successful cloud migration requires careful navigation and a knowledgeable partner. gA has proven capabilities throughout each step of the cloud migration journey, from strategic cloud journey planning and design, preparation, shifting and lifting to the defined environment, to empowering the business with digital cloud applications and technologies.

“To remain agile and competitive, reduce IT costs and simplify complex operations, the time for migrating to the cloud is now,” Ricardo Fisch, VP and Chief Architecture Officer says. “Companies who delay adopting cloud, risk falling behind. gA is here to help organizations unleash the power of the cloud to achieve their highest potential faster.”

Whatever the size of the enterprise or scope of the cloud migration project, gA expertly pilots the journey, mapping a path that avoids complications, protects against operational disruptions, ensures security, and minimizes costs. gA‘s ability to move an organization’s entire operation into the cloud, in a safe and efficient manner, facilitates an escalating balance of opportunities and heightened results for the organization.

Achieving short and long-term benefits

As an example, gA led the cloud migration for a global leader in food services, GRSA from Compass Group, completing the move in four months and at a cost representing a fraction of the projected annual IT savings. Results were immediate, reducing TCO and enabling greater elasticity, flexibility and more agility to support and seasonal workloads and company continuous growth.

For the critical issue of security, a disaster recovery (DRP) environment with a very low cost was established, “In addition to a safer environment and cost savings, GRSA teams also gained greater agility and flexibility to make decisions,” said Fernando Ortiz, GRSA Infrastructure Manager.

From day one, the new cloud operation generated a 45% reduction in costs compared to the on-premise scenario. With the fast execution of the project, GRSA experienced new savings with the flexibility of the cloud. “Our IT environment is now modular, and elastic. We can adjust the performance according to demand, controlling the expenses,” remarked Hermes Pacheco Zequi, GRSA IT Director.

The role of gA in partnering with an organization’s teams is critical for assisting the best cloud roadmap both for core systems (such as SAP and Oracle – JD Edwards) as well as legacy applications. gA empowers organizations with other tools and cloud solutions, helping to enhance analytical models and integration in the cloud and providing SaaS industry solutions.

To enable companies’ growth, gA can help accelerate the expansion into new business segments and new geographies taking advantage of cloud elasticity. For companies looking to reduce IT expenses, gA can lower operating costs with the best cloud journey design, combined with applications and tools rationalization and standardization. gA can also replace specific legacy or commercial on-premise components with cloud solutions, and substitute (or complement) a physical DataWarehouse with a virtual analytical cloud platform or with a Business Analytic as a Service model.

There are multiple cloud migration alternatives, and by carefully assessing the organization’s needs and status and taking in account strategic goals, gA can customize a cloud strategic plan. This ensures a smooth transition to the cloud, avoiding risks, achieving cost reductions as well as long-term success.

About gA

We are a global Digital Business Transformation (dBT) company. We create value by transforming business models, empowering processes, people and the organizations. With 26 years of experience, we are the strategic partners of companies wishing to achieve their business growth goals in the digital era. Our team of 1400 consultants work in 41 markets through 11 offices. We are gA. Learn more at: www.grupoassa.com

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