Business Benefits

The cloud provides many benefits for enterprises from greater flexibility to access to industry-leading capabilities in areas like databases and AI. However, moving to the cloud requires the implementation of a shared responsibility model between the enterprise and the cloud provider. Implementing cloud-based controls not only makes the enterprise more resilient, secure, and efficient; but also paves the way for adoption of new capabilities. Specific business benefits include:
  • Enhanced Security: Effective cloud controls and governance help ensure that sensitive data and critical resources are protected from unauthorized access and potential cyber threats.
  • Regulatory Compliance:Implementing cloud controls and governance helps organizations adhere to regulations by establishing the necessary security protocols and data protection practices, reducing the risk of non-compliance fines and legal consequences.
  • Cost Optimization: Cloud controls and governance help organizations optimize their cloud resource usage, leading to cost savings.
  • Faster Cloud Adoption: Remove barriers to adoption by addressing concerns about security and risk, allowing organizations to more quickly realize benefits of a cloud-based architecture. 

Common Challenges

Implementing good cloud controls and governance can be a complex process that comes with various challenges. Here are some common challenges organizations may face:

  • Security and Compliance Complexity: Ensuring robust security and compliance measures in a cloud environment can be challenging due to the dynamic nature of cloud services. Different cloud providers have varying security models and compliance requirements, making it difficult to create a standardized approach across multi-cloud or hybrid cloud environments.
  • Lack of Expertise: Cloud governance requires skilled professionals who understand cloud technologies, security practices, and compliance standards. Many organizations may lack in-house expertise and struggle to find qualified personnel to design, implement, and maintain effective cloud controls.
  • Federated Cloud Governance Challenges: Challenges due to cloud services being provisioned by various departments, resulting in cloud sprawl and inconsistent governance. This decentralization can lead to security vulnerabilities, compliance issues, and higher costs as cloud resources become difficult to track and manage.
  • Integration Challenges: Integrating cloud governance practices into existing IT processes and tools can be challenging. Legacy systems and traditional IT practices may not seamlessly align with the cloud environment, causing friction in managing and governing cloud resources effectively. 

Infinitive's Capabilities & Solutions


Infinitive brings a unique mix of experience across technology, risk management, and business transformation. Our solutions leverage each of these areas to drive effective solutions and lasting change in support of your organization’s journey into the cloud. Our capabilities include:

  • Cloud Architecture and Governance Expertise: Infinitive brings deep and broad experience in cloud architecture and governance to clients for crafting robust, scalable, and secure cloud infrastructures. With certifications from AWS, Azure, and GCP, we navigate the intricacies of diverse cloud environments to meet your specific needs.
  • Risk Management Excellence: Count on our CRISC certified experts to steer your cloud strategy with meticulous risk management. We seamlessly integrate risk assessments and mitigation strategies, drawing from leading information security frameworks (e.g., NIST 800-53, NIST CSF, ISO 27001) to fortify your cloud operations against potential vulnerabilities.
  • Developing Scalable & Sustainable Approaches:The best solution is the one that works. Drawing from industry best practices and over 20 years of experience in business transformation, Infinitive knows how to develop and implement effective cloud risk solutions that endure and can be scaled with the organization.<>
  • Proven Success with Fortune 100 Clients: Our achievements stand as a testament to our capabilities. We’ve delivered transformative outcomes for Fortune 100 clients, including industry leaders in regulated sectors such as financial services and healthcare. Our solutions are tailored to address the unique challenges of your industry landscape.
  • Cloud Risk and Controls Maturity Assessment: Evaluate end-to-end cloud control and governance processes against best practices. Assess maturity relative to other companies in the industry. Provide recommendations for improvement. Learn more…
  • Cloud Control Lifecycle Support: Establish and/or enhance risk management lifecycle process to evaluate cloud risks, design and implement controls and monitor for compliance. Learn more…
  • Cloud Service Enablement: Create a structured approach for launching approved cloud services in a secure manner, while identifying dependencies and risks and providing alignment for stakeholders. Learn more…
  • Governance Policies, Standards, and Procedures: Establish robust policies, standards, and procedures to govern cloud environments effectively, ensuring security, compliance, and optimal performance.

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How We’ve Done it

Infinitive has helped many organizations improve their cloud risk and controls programs to enhance data security, protect against threats, and ensure compliance with regulations. From conducting comprehensive risk assessments to implementing solutions to providing continuous monitoring, our team ensures that your organization stays ahead of potential risks and regulatory changes. Through proactive guidance and ongoing support, Infinitive enables organizations to enhance overall cloud security posture, strengthen compliance, and optimize cloud resources for maximum efficiency and resilience.

Why Work With Infinitive

With over two decades of experience, Infinitive has established itself as a reliable partner for prominent enterprises across diverse sectors. Our mix of technological acumen, risk management proficiency, and transformation expertise sets Infinitive apart from others and enables us to bring impactful and comprehensive solutions to our clients.

Our accomplished experts seamlessly merge their extensive knowledge of cloud architecture and IT governance frameworks with adept change management strategies, resulting in enduring transformation while operating securely and compliant with industry standards and regulations (e.g., HIPAA, PCI-DSS, GDPR and CCPA).