NADEC's CIO sheds light on company's Cloud journey

NADEC's Anwar Hussain discusses his company’s move to the Cloud and how it is changing how his organisation operates

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NADEC's CIO sheds light on company's Cloud journey Anwar Hussain, CIO of NADEC.
By  Alexander Sophoclis Pieri Published  May 8, 2017

ACN: What were the different cloud models that you considered for adoption? What attracted you to the option that was finally decided on?

AH: We studied multiple cloud models from multiple cloud providers, including public cloud and hybrid cloud. We decided on the public cloud of Oracle. We finalised on this decision because we found that Oracle public cloud is most capable from functionality point of view, least expensive from managed services point of view, and more secure than private or hybrid cloud. We used a unique mix of SaaS, PaaS and IaaS all managed by Oracle managed services and all integrated and implemented including the training by Oracle consulting. This approach provides high vendor accountability and partnership, at the same time, more business value to NADEC users.

ACN: What made you go with Oracle over other providers?

AH:
Oracle provided flexibility in multiple models of operations with a rich stack of applications, technologies, consulting services and managed services, including multiple on premise and cloud scenarios. Oracle team engaged in a business study that took months to build the roadmap and bullet-proofed their claimed TCO for the cloud transformation. That gained our trust from multiple earlier projects and experiences, on both delivery and relationship levels. This became a partnership now with the move to cloud, Oracle is no longer a vendor to NADEC, and they are now our business partner. I would say a trusted one.

ACN: How do you see deployment continuing to evolve moving forward?

AH: We expect software-as-a-service to pick up more and more of user attention exploring new services in the coming few years, with most focus on manufacturing cloud and IoT Cloud. The consumer of NADEC products buying habits are changing also, and we are thinking of social marketing tools. Investing more in building a solid BI experience for every decision maker in NADEC through visualisations tools and BI cloud service is one of the greatest achievements of our current cloud transformations that we expect it will echo and grow in our senior management and line of business user’s level.

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