The Cloud Best Practices Network is a global practitioner community for Digital Transformation and Cloud Computing.

API-Enabled Digital Ecosystems: From Product to Platform

Massive new startups like Uber taxis, Airbnb and many more are pioneering the ‘On Demand Economy’, implementing a Cloud-based On Demand Business Framework which overlays a ‘digital mesh’ across a marketplace of vendors, such as taxi drivers or travel accommodation. The repeatable secret sauce is the Platform Business Model, described in detail through academic literature […]

Architecture-driven Cloud migration and transformation

A process of migrating to the Cloud can be very simple, such as moving from in-house Microsoft Exchange email to Google Apps, or it can be very complex – A long term plan to close multiple data centres, consolidate and migrate hundreds of applications. Migrating to the Cloud presents the potential to address these challenges, […]

Digital Maturity Model – A Framework for Planning Digital Transformation

The central challenge for large organizations and their ambitions for Digital Transformation is that their IT organization is mainly operationally focused. From providing help desk support for printers and PCs through maintaining the legacy data centre servers and applications, most of their time and budget is consumed with ‘keeping the lights on’, there is little […]

Digital Business Architecture – Enterprise Architecture and Digital Transformation

Digital Business Architecture Digital Business Architecture refers to the use of Business Architecture for purposes of planning Digital Transformation, and the expertise offers the fundamental mechanism for improving IT organization maturity, most notably formally establishing an explicit link between IT and business strategy. As Daniel Lambert writes for CIO.com BA can be used to understand […]

Stephen Orban and Edward Wilson-Smythe: Driving Business Value through Technology

Stephen Orban, Head of Enterprise Strategy at Amazon Web Services and Edward Wilson-Smythe, Principle & Digital Practice Lead of Avasant discusses how to drive business value through technology.

Stephen Orban and Edward Wilson Smythe: Value Added Work in the Digital Economy

Stephen Orban, Head of Enterprise Strategy at Amazon Web Services and Edward Wilson Smythe, Principle & Digital Practice Lead at Avasant, take a historical look at the origins of automation, stemming back to the agricultural revolution.

Stephen Orban and Edward Wilson Smythe: CTOs Making Decisions that Boost Your Business

Stephen Orban, Head of Enterprise Strategy of Amazon Web Services and Edward Wilson-Smythe, Principle & Digital Practice Lead of Avasant share insights on discovering flexible, agile, future proof solutions — migrating from legacy systems to modern technology solutions.

Stephen Orban and Edward Wilson Smythe on Overcoming Regulatory and Organizational Roadblocks in IT

Edward Wilson-Wilson, Principle & Digital Practice Lead of Avasant and Stephen Orban, Head of Enterprise Strategy at Amazon Web Services on overcoming regulatory and organizational roadblocks in IT.

AWS Summit 2015 | Singapore Keynote

At the Singapore Summit 2015, keynote presenter Stephen Orban, Head of Enterprise Strategy, AWS, joins a number of AWS customers to present the most current concepts and ideas on cloud computing and the AWS platform.

Stephen Orban and Edward Wilson Smythe on Solutions to Align CIO Expectations and IT

Stephen Orban, Head of Enterprise Strategy of Amazon Web Services and Edward Wilson-Smythe, Principle & Digital Practice Lead of Avasant offer their insights on how cloud computing creates synergy and innovation within top companies.