It feels like everyday we see one statistic after another about how many businesses are migrating to the cloud, or strategizing to migrate to the cloud, or thinking about strategizing to migrating to the cloud. These numbers get larger and larger as the years are tacked on and only time will tell if these predictions are right. But today, we can only control what is in the NOW. The decisions businesses make today directly impact their future ability to compete in an ever-changing business landscape and remain relevant and profitable.
Agility, cost savings, and competitive advantage are words that are commonly used when it comes to cloud adoption. Yes, the cloud can offer all 3 things (if implemented and managed correctly) but agility and “potential” competitive advantage come after the cloud implementation. First, lets figure out just how to compare the cost of running your applications on premise vs. the cloud before weighing the expected benefits. We will discuss these “How To’s”:
- Accurately state your current costs and Understand your apps true resource requirements
- Determine the value of each application to the business – AKA application/business value relationship
- The Disadvantages of the On Prem pricing model
- The advantages of the Cloud pricing model
With all the stats of cloud adoption waiting in your Inbox, this Blog Series will pinpoint what exactly needs to be weighed and measured in order to determine a cloud migration that gives your business its best ROI. *By 2017, Gartner predicts cloud adoption to hit $250 billion, with the worldwide SaaS market growing at a rate of 20.2% every year. Today’s question is not “are you moving to the cloud”, but was your move a successful one. Follow this blog series so you can be one of the few that can give an articulate answer.