Maximize Your Intelligent Cloud Journey to Achieve True Digital Transformation

Posted by Craig Chumley on Apr 27, 2021 10:00:00 AM

As companies look to modernize their IT systems to compete in today’s digital world, cloud is the vehicle of choice to accelerate digital transformation. Just a few years ago, there was an idea that just getting to the cloud would provide all the answers, and we observed a hastened rush to the cloud that didn’t always prove out. The takeaway is that organizations should be taking the time to develop a comprehensive cloud strategy that addresses their specific business needs and ensures they are receiving the greatest possible value from their cloud investments.

The cloud is an incredible business enabler, so why are organizations settling for anything but the greatest possible value? At its full potential, cloud should help organizations expedite their digital transformation objectives and achieve critical business outcomes.

The first step forward with cloud investments should always involve the development of a clearly defined strategy—or, as we call it, an intelligent cloud journey—which is why it is so important to partner with a trusted advisor. This intelligent journey has to start strong, first by identifying desired business outcomes. It then has to be expertly managed throughout the entire process, with a proper understanding of which applications and which deployment models will best support the organization’s business needs.

An intelligent cloud journey also requires a consistent team to develop the strategy and migrate applications. Otherwise, it can be like starting over each time a migration is needed, as there is no one-size-fits-all approach to cloud adoption. Through ongoing advisory services, organizations can adjust their strategy to accommodate the evolving needs and drivers of their business.

An intelligent cloud journey is no longer a nice thing to have. It is a requirement to achieve true digital transformation—the kind that unlocks new business value and differentiates a company from its competitors. If cloud is implemented haphazardly as a way to follow the hottest new trends, little to no real value will be gained.

Are you committed to developing the proper strategy for moving applications to the cloud and, in turn, enhancing the business value you receive from your cloud investments? If so, we invite you to experience our new way of thinking about cloud, with research, expert insights, and curated information that we think you will find helpful as you begin your intelligent cloud journey.


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Craig Chumley
Craig Chumley  -- Craig Chumley is the Executive Vice President, Cloud, Managed Services, and Marketing, for ConvergeOne.