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How to take the wheel and build your cloud roadmap

Find out why it is critical to factor broader economic, operational, governance and technical considerations into your cloud strategy.
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Keeping your cloud journey on track

In the last 2 years, we’ve seen many Australian organisations making a dramatic shift to the cloud, moving a significant proportion of their workloads.

Many organisations needed a way to support remote working and cloud platforms are a strong enabler for this need. The increasing shift to the cloud is also driving operating expense benefits through reduced administration or capital costs, which in turn can help organisations’ short-term balance sheets.

While cloud adoption has been a growing trend for a number of years, COVID-19 dramatically steepened the curve. However, as our lives are returning to ‘normal’, organisations need to go back to their original cloud roadmap and reassess their strategy. Some of these short-term benefits from moving workloads to the cloud will disappear if broader economic, operational, governance and technical considerations are not factored into the equation.

Your customers demand more cloud-enabled experiences. Your business leaders want the latest cloud applications; your developers want new cloud-native tools to deliver software faster; and your tech managers need cloud infrastructure platforms to run it all.

You’ll only realize these benefits with a pragmatic cloud computing roadmap.

Key takeaways of the report:

 

1. You need a cloud computing roadmap

Cloud services are powering significant change within larger digital transformation efforts at multiple levels within the enterprise. Without a unified roadmap to guide and govern your use of cloud services, such broad disruption will create chaos.

 

2. Strike the right balance for stakeholders

Everyone wants to move faster. Beyond that, business leaders, developers, and tech managers have very different demands, concerns, constraints, and expectations of cloud services. Know your stakeholders and make them happy by enabling multiple paths to the same destination without introducing too much friction.

 

3. I nfrastructure and operations (I&O) pros should be in charge of the roadmap

Regardless of who buys, downloads, signs up for or creates a cloud app or platform in the first place, eventually, tech management will have to monitor, secure, optimize and upgrade it. Make sure they are completely involved in the development and evolution of the cloud roadmap.

 

Download the full report for complete insights on how to take control of your cloud roadmap.

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