Deloitte Tohmatsu Publishes a whitepaper “Growing on the Cloud – How cloud technology and cloud service providers have a positive impact on Japan’s economy and society”

Commissioned by AWS, this whitepaper illustrates the benefits cloud technology provides for Japanese companies and society. The paper also contains abstracts of a series of interviews Deloitte conducted with various industries’ IT practitioners to showcase practical examples of the positive impact cloud has made for their businesses.

April 8, 2022

Deloitte Tohmatsu Consulting LLC., a member of the Deloitte Tohmatsu Group, published a white paper on "Growing on the Cloud – How cloud technology and cloud service providers have a positive impact on Japan’s economy and society". This whitepaper, commissioned by Amazon Web Services Japan, G.K. , outlines how cloud technology positively impacts, both directly and indirectly, the Japanese economy and society, and covers a range of best practices Japanese businesses can implement to maximize the benefits of shifting onto the cloud.

The whitepaper provides insights from Japanese cloud users and practitioners through a series of interviews across a wide range of sectors from finance to education are conducted, to showcase key cloud technology benefits including cost benefits, fast scalability, security features and summarizes direct and indirect benefits and societal and economic contributions of cloud.

Whitepaper Abstract

Benefits for businesses adopting cloud technology

  • Fast scalability and low operational costs
  • Better resource allocation and infrastructure reliability
  • Securing data and intellectual property

Advantages of partnering with global cloud service providers

  • Enhancing the reach of Japanese businesses by partnering with global CSPs
  • World-class training to foster global talent
  • Accessing global best practices and cybersecurity capabilities

Example of best practices in cloud adoption - A cloud adoption Journey

  • Consider and compare different options for service model (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, etc.) and deployment model (full-cloud, hybrid cloud, etc.), to choose the best ones that fit your own needs.
  • Where possible, choose the provider that cause less trouble and allows smooth offboarding when switching to another provider, to avoid any “lock-in”.
  • Thoroughly check what security functions and certifications are available to you, and whether they meet your specific needs and other regulatory requirements before the adoption and on a regular basis after the adoption.

Societal “indirect” positive impact of adopting cloud technology and global cloud service providers.

  • Job creation and expanded job opportunity
  • Talent training & workforce Skills Building
  • Education Support and Sponsorship for the Next Generation
  • Fostering a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace
  • Cloud data center to support Japan’s 2050 carbon-neutrality goals

Please refer to the white paper released today for more details on specific discussions and issues.

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