Benefits of Cloud Centers of Excellence (CCoEs)

As more companies view cloud adoption as a strategic imperative underpinning their digital transformation efforts, they are turning to cloud centers of excellence (CCoEs) to manage the process and ensure organisation-wide adoption of best practices.

But what is a CCoE?
“A Cloud Center of Excellence (CCoE) is a cross-functional team of people responsible for developing and managing the cloud strategy, governance, and best practices that the rest of the organisation can leverage to transform your business using the cloud. The CCoE leads the organisation as a whole in cloud adoption, migration, and operations. It may also be called a Cloud Competency Center, Cloud Capability Center, or Cloud Knowledge Cente”’
Like all centers of excellence, CCoEs are used to bring together a diverse, knowledgeable group of experts from across the organisation to develop best practices for the rest of the organisation to follow. In the case of a CCoE, those best practices are cloud-focused, but centers of excellence could be deployed for any long-term, strategic initiative the organization wishes to pursue.

The number of companies that have plans to create a CCoE has almost doubled (12% in 2019, up from only 7% in 2017), and the number of organisations that has a team doing some CCoE functions has increased notably (36% in 2019, up from 31% in 2017).

Why companies are moving to CCoE? What are the benefits?
Organisations with a CCoE say it is well worth the investment. Both companies that have a formal approach to a CCoE, as well as those that report having a team that does some CCoE functions, overwhelmingly (99%) agree that they have benefited:
• 59% improved overall operational efficiency
• 51% improved governance
• 49% increased confidence in cloud security
• 45% increased accountability
• 39% simplified auditing process
• 39% better understanding of cloud bills

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