30. Oktober 2020
The Cloud Circle – we‘re a community focused on the cloud since May 2019. The Cloud Circle was launched by Otto Group IT, the Otto Group‘s partnership-orientated service provider. By the way, you can find out much more about Otto Group IT in this article. In this post I’d like to give you an overview of what the Otto Group Cloud Circle is all about, where we are right now – and where we want to go.
Why are cloud technologies important to the Otto Group in the first place?
The cloud transformation is a key enabler of innovative digital business processes in our industry. Innovations play a major role here, especially in the rapidly growing e-commerce sector. This ‘cloudy’ graphic shows the benefits of cloud technologies:
At OTTO the E-Commerce and Business Intelligence Divisions were the early adopters, and now almost all Group subsidiaries use cloud technologies. An example at Otto Group IT is the migration of the SAP environment to the Google Cloud.
Cloud technologies continue to evolve at a fierce pace, meaning a flexible, agile working environment is needed, as well as interdisciplinary teams composed of employees from different Divisions and disciplines.
That's why the Cloud Circle was launched in May 2019, initially with 33 members from different areas of the Otto Group.
What is the Cloud Circle..?
The Cloud Circle is a community that provides an open exchange on cloud technologies and projects within the Otto Group. The Cloud Circle now has almost 250 members and comprises colleagues from OTTO, Bonprix and further Group companies. This allows colleagues from different teams to pool and combine their know-how to reach their goals faster. Meetups take place roughly every three weeks, at the moment remotely (for obvious reasons). The Cloud Circle clearly adds value!
What are we planning next?
We now want to take the cloud even higher; we plan to develop the Cloud Circle further and split it into an Outer and Inner Circle:
• The Outer Circle will deal with general news and trends in the cloud computing sector and will be organized and moderated by Natalie, ‘Captain Cloud Circle’.
• The Inner Circle, on the other hand, will be composed of Sub Circles that each deal with specific cloud topics; the Sub-Captains are the contact people responsible for content.
Do you have any questions about or proposals for the Cloud Circle? Feel free to get in touch with us!