You’re just beginning to uncover the benefits you will receive from cloud migration. At the early stages, managing mindset is critical; setting expectations and ensuring alignment will provide the foundational support that will be needed along your cloud journey.
Establishing a Cloud Center of Excellence to share best practices, provide guidance and drive cloud initiatives. Collaborate with champions, stakeholders and program participants to understand their business objectives and how your cloud strategy will provide benefits such as cost savings, agility and scalability. Ensure that employees have ongoing training on cloud concepts and platforms and a clear understanding of their role.
Setting policies around cloud governance and security to manage risk and ensure compliance with industry standards. Ensure the organization understands the shared responsibility model for cloud security. Revisit and strengthen security and compliance policies as higher value applications are migrated and communicate those changes broadly to executives.
You’ve successfully begun the cloud journey, but full cloud value requires addressing key gaps and continuing to tap into the power of available tools.
Cleaning up debris and optimizing practices and technology use. Implement DevOps methodologies and CI/CD pipelines to streamline your development and deployment process. Strengthen security and compliance with measures such as encryption, intrusion detection and identity and access management.
Exploring beyond the basics. Investigate the use of new cloud services such as data analytics, machine learning and AI to drive innovation. Consider improving existing applications and new application opportunities. Ensure teams collaborate and share knowledge to drive a culture of continuous improvement.
You’ve migrated core applications and delivered value to your business. Now is the time to up the game and add more intelligence to solve the biggest business challenges.
Unburden yourself from backend server tasks and upfront capital costs by deploying serverless platforms and focus on delivering business value through new or modernized cloud applications. Move the bigger challenges to the top of the list to deliver bigger business rewards.
Seek the competitive edge using new cloud services and technologies such as cloud-native AI practices like AI Ops and intelligent threat detection. Focus on how to apply talent and technology to complex challenges and high priority business outcomes.