If you don’t know where you are going, you won’t know when you get there, or even if you’re going in the right direction. Your chances of getting lost along the way lost are high. That is especially true when it comes to your cloud journey. With so many options available, including the ever popular “do nothing and hope for the best”, how can you possibly navigate the crowded landscape of products, platforms, and service providers, to find the best strategies and solutions for your unique organization?
The main goal of a cloud strategy is to define how to leverage modern cloud technologies to provide as much real value as possible, in support of the organization’s overall mission and business goals, often across multiple dimensions and domains. DivIHN’s unique approach to technology strategy starts with the vast collective experience of our team. We then add healthy doses of wisdom and resources from several industry-leading frameworks, best practices, and authoritative sources of relevant research, data and guidance. The result is a recipe for measurable business impact and predictable success.
Why Begin (or Extend) Your Cloud Journey?
We can help you assess the true value of the cloud for your organization.
According to Microsoft, cloud computing is the delivery of computing services—including servers, storage, databases, networking, software, analytics, and intelligence—over the Internet (“the cloud”) to offer faster innovation, flexible resources, and economies of scale. You typically pay only for cloud services you use, helping you lower your operating costs, run your infrastructure more efficiently, and scale as your business needs change.
Some of the benefits of embracing cloud technologies include decreased hosting costs, more agility and scalability, reduced footprint, improved reliability and disaster recovery, enhanced security and compliance, and potentially better ease-of-use. That all adds up to happier and more productive teams in general, and knowledge workers in particular.
Of course, there are obstacles and risks as well. It is essential that you clearly identify the business goals and expected outcomes that are driving the decision to invest in cloud solutions. It is critical that you thoroughly understand the potential costs and risks. Based on our knowledge of all aspects of the cloud journey and our experience helping numerous midmarket organizations navigate their own courses, DivIHN stands ready to be your guide, navigator, and crew.
We can assist you with confirming your cloud readiness.
When considering the adoption of cloud solutions, it is important to dig into the details of the relevant obstacles and risks. Usually, there is a need to migrate data and/or applications from existing environments to the cloud platform, often due to the limited agility and increasing support costs of those legacy systems. Determining the best approach to, and assessing the effort for, migrating each existing data store and application provides the necessary insight to drive the planning effort and the eventual execution of resulting roadmap. Having a clear picture of the current environment will help you avoid unnecessary problems throughout the process, which can potentially include system downtime, data loss, interoperability issues, poor overall user experience, and more.
What Is Your Optimal Cloud Strategy?
We can aid and advise as you refine your business technology vision.
With an understanding of the potential benefits, costs and risks of the cloud, and a clear picture of your readiness for it, you can make informed decisions about whether and how to proceed with your technology journey. We can help you to envision the possibilities, weigh the alternatives, and ultimately choose the best cloud strategy for your organization’s unique needs.
We can facilitate the clarification of your key goals and success factors.
Defining your “optimal cloud strategy” entails clarifying your goals, prioritizing your key initiatives, identifying needed resources, addressing applicable constraints, establishing alignment with various constituencies, and more. Our tried-and-true approach to the development (and documentation) of business technology strategies can ensure that your cloud vision is brought to life, with high fidelity and minimum hassle.
DivIHN Insights and Advisory Services
We offer broad spectrum of cloud products, solutions and consulting services, including:
- Dynamic Organization Review
- Cloud Strategy Review
- Cloud Readiness Assessment
- Productivity Platform Review
- Business Application Review
- Custom Solution Discovery and Envisioning