7 Key Features of Cloud Adoption | Webinar
7 Key Features of Cloud Adoption: Webinar Summary
Are you cloud ready?
The past few years have witnessed a surge in cloud adoption by organisations eager to power their digital transformation. This year, global cloud computing has surpassed $200 billion, up 20% on 2018, and by 2025 80% of global organisations will have migrated away from on-premise data centres to the cloud, according to Gartner.
What does all this mean for you?
For many organisations cloud adoption means agility, flexibility, scalability, cost savings and the promise of transforming business operations through cloud technology. Nevertheless, migrating to the cloud has its hazards. In this webinar, SCC’s team will go through the 7 key features of cloud adoption, taking you on a journey of cloud migration that will transform your operations and ensure you maintain a competitive edge.
7 key features of cloud adoption
Countless organisations have started on their cloud migration journeys in the past few years, moving their infrastructure and assets to a virtual environment. Many of them move to the cloud to save money, but there are other benefits for cloud adoption including an increased rate of innovation, security, regulatory compliance and flexibility.
1. Cost saving
One of the main drivers for cloud adoption is to save money. Data centres are expensive. They need cutting-edge equipment, IT professionals to run them and they’re expensive to maintain. Cloud services are typically based on a subscription-based model that requires a lower level of financial outlay. Moving to the cloud means you only pay for the service you need. Cloud providers, such as AWS, charge for services based on storage, number of users, time and memory space, so you can choose a package that suits your organisation’s budget.
2. Business case
Before moving to the cloud, write a business case highlighting the need for the project, including project goals, timelines, costs, benefits and how all this will be delivered. From there you can balance the requirements of the projects with available resources. Teams often abandon proposed projects that are viewed as unprofitable or unfeasible, so a sound business blueprint is essential for your project team to work with.
Spend time planning the details of the project. It’s important to establish goals; aim high but also ensure that what you’re aiming for is achievable. Keep on time and on budget and open up channels for internal stakeholder engagement and communications. This is very important. A lot of organisations tend to forget that cloud adoption means significant transformational change in the organisation’s culture.
4. Executive sponsorship
Make sure you have board members on side for the project. Executive sponsorship is obviously important for signing off the resources you need, but it’s also important to have stakeholders throughout the organisation involved from the start. They’ll naturally spread the word internally and will make things easier moving forward.
5. Flexibility and scalability
Cloud adoption gives you flexibility, so employees can work from any location – in and out of the workplace using consumer-style apps on mobile devices. This in turn will enable the organisation to adopt the latest mobile technology. Meanwhile, scalability allows your business to upscale or downscale your IT requirements when needed. And most cloud providers allow you to increase your existing resources according to your business needs.
First class cloud security will help you to manage and maintain your infrastructure for compliance and to protect personal and financial data. Cloud providers such as SCC have security protocols in place to protect sensitive data and transactions. A best-practice cloud security solution gives you 24/7 support, assurance and peace of mind.
7. Improved collaboration
Organisations are always eager to improve the performance of individuals and teams. Cloud adoption is arguably the most effective way of improving your team’s capabilities. Employees can share data and collaborate on projects from different locations. Field workers can also share real time data and updates, while mobile technology supports collaboration through shared real-time apps on the go.
From infrastructure and mobility to virtualisation and applications, cloud offers competitive advantages over traditional solutions and is transforming the entire IT ecosystem.
SCC’s webinar on the 7 key features of cloud adoption will help your organisation to migrate to the cloud seamlessly and within budget.