Migrating to Microsoft Azure can deliver much more than optimised IT spend and enhanced technical performance. Once an organisation moves its workloads and data into Azure, there are also numerous opportunities for innovation, ranging from the implementation of AI-powered chatbots, to the streamlined, systematic review of legal documents via machine learning engines.
Such innovations support better agility, plus enable key business functions across departments as varied as sales and customer support. But many companies still have plenty of room for increasing the overall ROI they get from their Azure deployments. A 2020 Accenture survey of 2,000 IT decision makers found that less than 40% of them believed they had fully achieved their cloud objectives.