The lines, boxes and notes on the glass wall are becoming more and more numerous, because Hischam is thinking. He is working on a strategy to add more and more IT systems to the Cloud at Volkswagen. Abul Ola and his team use the glass wall as a strategy board. Their workplace is the IT City in Wolfsburg, north of the plant grounds. The campus-like location has space for 1,500 employees. "There is a great spirit here," says Abul Ola. "We are in the process of hauling many other applications onto the Cloud," says the 38-year-old. The data and programs can be operated and developed even more quickly and safely there.
The development of Cloud architecture at Volkswagen lies in the hands of IT experts like Abul Ola. Cloud architects are the generalists in the IT departments. Their job is to develop suitable Cloud solutions and to establish IT environments so that they are as easy as possible for users to navigate. "We develop applications and systems that are easy to operate and easy to use," reports Abul Ola.