3 Steps to Effectively Leverage Your Cloud Computing Migration
By Matt Wong, VP Delivery & Operations, CloudSphere
Technology has simultaneously simplified and complicated the processes involved in successfully running a business. No longer is there just one right way of doing things.
With access to an abundance of different tech that affects everyday business operations, like the Internet and the cloud, owners and operators are faced with many choices on how to make the most of what’s available to them.
In terms of cloud computing, the benefits are obvious. As summarized in the LinkedIn article, Data Migration: Benefits and Best Practices for Success, there are a multitude of reasons for businesses to migrate their data to the cloud. From enhanced security to lower total cost of ownership, and even scalability, cloud computing migration seems like a no brainer for most businesses.
But what comes after you migrate your IT estate to the cloud?
In this article, I will focus on the key business considerations you should make once you have migrated to the cloud in order to reap all the benefits available to your operation.
How to Make the Most of Your Digital Transformation Journey
As I’ve covered, there are many reasons for a company to embark on a cloud computing migration. But how can you ensure that you leverage all of the available benefits of this type of move?
Here are three steps to take in order to make the most of your digital transformation journey.
Step 1: Migrate to the cloud
Before you can begin benefiting from migrating to the cloud, you must first make the move. So, of course, cloud migration is typically the first step in your digital transformation strategy.
This is defined as modernizing your applications and migrating your critical workloads onto public clouds.
Step 2: Optimize your software
Once in the cloud, you will have access to a complete picture of your IT estate in one central place that you can see from anywhere in the world. This enables you and your team to efficiently manage and optimize all of your software, including your cloud usage, company assets, and corporate licensing.
Moreover, migrating to the cloud allows you to transform your business through the adoption of IT Services Management (ITSM) workflow technologies. In doing so, you can improve overall customer satisfaction by implementing ITSM workflows, optimizing your business’:
In addition to IT Services Management, migrating to the cloud also allows you access to other solutions. As part of this second step, post cloud migration, you can leverage:
- IT Asset Management
- IT Operations Management
- Applications Portfolio Management
- Security Operations
This expansion of how you manage your data can continue to help you optimize your IT estate. It’s important to note, however, that the benefits of these available tools will depend on your system’s ability to manage, discover, and update your IT applications, assets, and services.
Step 3: Evolve your applications and services
In order to make the most of your optimization efforts within the cloud, it’s crucial that you continually improve and evolve your IT applications, assets, and services.
Contextualized data is one way for your business to improve your apps and services using insights gained from your raw data in context. This type of data can help you improve efficiency, save costs, enhance performance, and more.
Read my article Contextualized Data for IT Services Management to learn more about this topic and how it can help you evolve your applications, assets, and services.
Cloud computing migration offers many benefits to companies of all sizes within a variety of industries. But it’s important that you have a strategy in place to ensure that you are able to leverage these benefits effectively, post migration.
Once you have migrated your IT estate to the cloud, you can continue to improve your business operations by optimizing your software and continually improving your services. This can help you enhance your Customer Services Management and address your customers’ evolving needs.
About Matt Wong
As VP of Delivery & Operations, Matt is responsible for ensuring the success of Cloudsphere’s Delivery Partners. He is one of the early contributors to cloud applications and services, beginning with his notable work for technology giants such as Apple, Hewlett-Packard and Xerox, and has built and led large product development teams as VP of Engineering at Panasonic Cloud Entertainment and VP of Engineering at Canal+ Technologies.
Matt holds a Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering at California State University, San Jose; a Management Certificate (MDE) in Business Management/ Entrepreneurship at the University of California, Los Angeles, Anderson School of Business; a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, and a Bachelor’s of Science Equivalency/Computer Science at California State University, Chico (program via Hewlett Packard).
CloudSphere makes digital transformations easy. Throughout the cloud journey, we empower our partners and customers to Discover, Plan, Migrate, Optimize, Modernize, and Secure entire cloud environments with automated features that save businesses time, money and disruptions.