Successful cloud journeys depend on aligning business and technology from the start.

Align IT

And Business Needs

Solid business goals aligned to appropriate technology are the starting point for Ergo cloud deployments, not plans based primarily on cost cutting or the idea that rehosting legacy IT – a simple ‘lift and shift’ – will magically deliver cloud benefits.  

We advise on how to get from where you are to where your business needs to be, a journey of digital transformation. Motivation to go to the cloud has to be clear, whether it’s to unlock digital advantage or avoid disruption from more agile competitors.

Your cloud strategy must be broad in scope, because different cloud services span almost every area of a business, prompting the idea of Everything-as-a-Service. Internal skills requirements change, financial models are different – it’s a move from capital to operational expenditure – and crucially, there is a unique opportunity to rationalise and reimagine your applications, processes and services in a more agile environment.

Ergo’s strategic cloud checklist 

Essential building block for any cloud journey:

Business strategy and the operating model will need to be fully aligned to take advantage of cloud agility and opportunities for cross-business integration.

It’s not just about assessing a critical business app’s suitability for the cloud, it’s having a conceptual architecture with landing zones to facilitate a successful migration. 

What starts as a business engagement turns more technical as we looks at how existing systems, legacy apps and proprietary solutions can be moved or integrated into a cloud environment. 

For ‘difficult to move’ applications, private cloud options will be explored, integrating an existing data centre footprint into the plan.

IT roles will change and the business needs to prepare for skill gaps, whether it’s expertise in DevOps for software development or data science for advanced analytics. 


To fill skill gaps and prepare the wider workforce for new ways of working, Ergo’s Adopt and Change team can deliver the training that will be required. 

A combination of cloud service provider solutions and your own security investments will be needed to safeguard your assets and ensure business continuity. 

Ability to deploy and support locally and globally with vast experience in delivering large scale global deployments

Dedicated IT Procurement team who get to know organisations’ every need and requirement

Vendor neutral advice from expert team with excellent technical and product knowledge

Tailored solutions to match every requirement with multiple finance options available

Partnership accreditations with the world’s leading IT manufacturers and distributors.

No request is too large or too small, whether you need multiple PCs or a single keyboard, we can source and procure it.

Customised ePlatform with bespoke webstore to cater for individual requirements