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Making the right move to cloud

A large pharma company planned to migrate 70% of their virtual machines to cloud.

But they were struggling with a “lift and shift” strategy that didn’t deliver returns against investment—let alone drive innovation or boost productivity.

We refocused the company’s cloud strategy on value, with the first two business domains delivering ROI in just two years.

Our team reset a pharma company’s cloud transformation strategy, boosting IT productivity by 12%.

What we did:

  • Completed the business case for cloud transformation in two weeks
  • Switched the company from a “lift and shift” migration strategy to “optimize first, then move”—and prioritized business areas that would deliver ROI faster
  • Advised on the company’s renegotiation of a key cloud infrastructure service contract
  • Boosted developer productivity by engaging app teams aligned to business units
  • Achieved breakeven against investment for first two business domains in less than two years


<2 years

to break even on first two business domains


fewer problems with end-of-life operating systems


boost to IT productivity

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