Intelligent CIO Europe Issue 54 - Page 45

The key here is to work with a cloud security platform that enables this 30,000-foot view to take a strategic approach to your systems architecture and continue to do so as the requirements evolve . Once CIOs have visibility , then comes priorities . The chosen cloud security platform will enable the necessary prioritisation , relevant to the business ’ specific needs . In light of constantly evolving internal priorities and a tumultuous macro environment , keeping sight of the business context is critical to the success of the CIO ’ s role . Focus first on maintaining continuity for critical applications and services , and then work out how to build from there .
CIOs need to prioritise simplifying the management of their cloud environments in a way that aligns with the business goals over time . This undertaking is not just about how the organisation ’ s cloud infrastructure can support and deliver today ’ s goals , but they must also consider the goals of tomorrow and plan ahead . Foundational issues can ’ t be solved through the adoption of the latest and perceived greatest technologies . CIOs must go back to basics if they want to succeed in their effort to enable tangible business value through the cloud . p
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