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A step in your digital transformation

Digital data storage and editing on external machines is an issue for all organisations. The most frequently asked question is no longer whether you will make the switch to the Cloud, but when and how. Do you know how to maximize the benefits of the cloud without losing sight of the risks?

Een stap in uw digitale transformatie

Cloud technology: improving customer service and business operations 

Digital technology is becoming increasingly important for companies and organizations to serve customers and improve business operations. This requires an increasing commitment from IT departments to integrate the latest technological developments. Because IT is not a core competence for most organisations, a step towards the cloud is often obvious. In this way, your organisation has access to the latest software, innovative digital applications and optimal cyber security.

A step in your digital transformation

A step to the cloud is a step in your digital transformation. Cloud technology helps standardize and automate processes, reduce costs and increase operational effectiveness. But how do you achieve a well-executed cloud strategy with an appropriate focus on governance? Our experts will support you with this question from an independent position, with broad experience in many sectors.

How can PwC help you with?

Cloud strategy and implementation

  • Determine which cloud strategy best contributes to your business strategy
  • Deployment of HR and CRM systems in the cloud, such as Workday and Salesforce

  • Support for migration to the public cloud of major providers such as Google, Microsoft and AWS

  • Change management, project and program management during transformations to the cloud

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Cloud-governance

  • Setting up an adequate governance and compliance structure in the cloud

  • Advice on risk management and cyber security

  • Audits on your cloud environment and other computer systems 

  • Certification of cloud providers

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Cloud applications

  • We use cloud applications to innovate our services. For example, think of: 
  • Data analysis of your HR data to support your policy 

  • Quantitative analysis of your financial and fiscal position on the Financial Drawing Board

  • Automated analysis of text files, applied in the financial sector

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Checklist for your step to the cloud 

  • Your cloud strategy is aligned with your long-term business goals 
  • Your cloud-based IT infrastructure is scalable, resilient and has adequate security 
  • Your business operations are ready for the cloud and your employees have a clear roadmap for the transition to the new operating model. 
  • Your cloud services meet regulatory and compliance requirements 
  • The contractual obligations of your cloud providers are robust and tailored to your expectations 
  • You are familiar with all the cloud services used in your organisation

Our basic principles for your step to the cloud

Security

Provide a secure basis with IAM policies and roles, encryption and key management with an integrated Active Directory. 

Compliance

Develop and implement the necessary controls to meet the requirements of security, compliance and legislation and regulations. 

DevOps and automation 

Develop an automated operation. Start automating on time to achieve consistent and repeatable operation across different environments and regions. 

Scalability 

Develop building blocks and application patterns that are scalable depending on demand, network traffic and events 

Operations and monitoring 

Develop Infra/App monitoring and alerts that report on capacity, performance and availability. Integrate logging capabilities that enable aggregation, archiving and auditing. 

Resilience 

Exclude single points of failure and develop systems that remain available in the event of errors and can be repaired automatically after failure.

Contact us

Tom Driehuys

Tom Driehuys

Partner, Advisory Cyber Forensics & Privacy, PwC Netherlands

Tel: +31 (0)61 383 29 69

Wouter Otterspeer

Wouter Otterspeer

Director, PwC Netherlands

Tel: +31 (0)61 080 14 62

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