What is “cloud-smart” and how will that drive ROI?

Nearly every company has cloud modernization in its sights, but too many organizations find themselves stuck in low gear, missing out on the intended benefits of cloud-enabled digital transformation and what it can unlock.

Cognizant’s Paul Hammond, vice president and head of cloud infrastructure and security, global solutions, and offerings, says many companies are being shortchanged with a “cloud-first” approach that merely migrates existing applications and workloads to a more modern platform. This approach does not foundationally start with the right strategy that aligns to all desired business outcomes and does not future protect the investments made initially to truly unlock what cloud modernization can bring. Instead, Hammond advocates for a cloud-smart strategy that enables businesses to adopt the most impactful approach to maximize cloud’s full benefits and drive ROI.