Vodacom Business has accelerated its digital transformation drive by collaborating with Amazon Web Services (AWS), to develop its Cloud Acceleration Suite in order to assist organisations to remain productive during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Digital transformation within South Africa has peaked as organisations of all sizes have embraced the remote workforce model.
In a statement, Vodacom says the move to the cloud offers organisations numerous benefits, including flexibility, agility and resources needed to support the use of advanced services like Analytics, Business Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.
“As a trusted digital partner to businesses, we’ve always believed that with the right technology and digital processes, South African businesses will be more competitive, resilient and capable of not only surviving, but thriving, despite external challenges,” says Kabelo Makwane, Managing Executive for Cloud, Hosting and Security at Vodacom Business.
Today, organisations depend on the effective use of technology not just to support ongoing business processes, but also to drive new sources of competitive differentiation, says Vodacom. Cloud has become the foundation for the new and agile business world as it allows organisations to scale infrastructure as needed to support changing business priorities.
Through the partnership with AWS, organisations will be able to assess the current IT environment, develop a migration strategy that can deliver desired outcomes, customise a strong migration plan and prepare the target cloud environment with the needed security guardrails.
Vodacom Business says generally, any organisation moves through three phases of digital transformation – Early, Developing and Maturing. One of the major barriers during all three stages is customised solutions and the lack of technical skills.
To address this barrier, with in-house experience of migrating to the cloud, Vodacom Business worked with AWS Professional Services to help with the smooth transition to the cloud on AWS.