Moving to the cloud is a good first step in increasing efficiency, increasing application availability, and improving cost efficiency. But by adopting a development strategy combined with Azure DevOps, you can go a step further to bring more timely and engaging applications to your customer base.
That’s exactly what a large, well-known, nation-wide insurance company accomplished. Over the last five years, customers have engaged more frequently with IT to press for more innovative digital solutions. This organization wanted faster, easier access to data combined with more innovative methods (such as apps) to access that information, and the IT team knew they hadn’t been meeting those demands efficiently.
Today, Azure DevOps is helping mid-market and enterprise businesses make transactions and customer service faster and easier—but the road to get there won’t necessarily be easy.
In this story, the IT team of this large insurance organization believed that Microsoft was maturing in the cloud space and decided to take advantage of its Azure platform offering, rather than trying to purchase expensive internal hardware and infrastructure to support growing customer demands. They wanted to tie together multiple tools into a single platform and to stop relying on legacy infrastructure to support innovative development goals. But they also acknowledged that Azure DevOps was a sophisticated solution that required a solid strategy to define the desired outcomes before taking on the task of implementation.
Working with an advanced gold-tier Microsoft partner like Tridius is key for helping IT teams to review existing inefficiencies, possible software rewrites, compliance procedures, and help in creating an environment streamlined for automation.