How to Embrace Cloud Computing in the New Era

May 16, 2019 by Stefanini

The digital transformation leaves you with no other choice but to implement digital tools to enhance your business. That is if you care to stay ahead of the competition.

Now is the time for your company to seek ways of making business processes run more smoothly. In doing so, you can optimize the way in which your business operates and the services it provides. If your company is struggling to play catch-up and see the benefits of digital transformation, you should probably take smaller steps toward change.

Businesses often expect the transformation to be simple, but when they encounter the first obstacle, they’re quick to give up. According to a ZDNet article, “some processes are tough to improve and reaping the benefits from emerging technology, such as AI, will be far from straightforward.”

According to Forrester, the reason why some companies are falling behind in the digital transformation is because of the assumption that implementing technologies such as AI, IoT, and big data will be a walk in the park. On the bright side, implementing the cloud first is less overwhelming, as the technology “is now well-established.”

Leveraging the cloud can be highly beneficial in guiding you through the digital transformation. So before surrendering to the digital transformation, here’s how you can start embracing the cloud:

 

1.   Say goodbye to old business processes.

“Out with the old, in with the new” should be your company’s motto in the digital transformation. If old methods, such as a legacy systems, are still being utilized at your organization, consider upgrading to the cloud.

Eventually, providers will stop supporting this outdated technology. As a result, it will be impossible for your enterprise to meet the needs of today’s customers because you will be unable to modernize your digital services. So don’t wait until the last minute to start implementing the cloud.

2.       Align solutions with business needs.

After tossing old-fashioned business processes, it’s time to determine what your organization’s needs are so you can select the best provider to meet those needs. You should also be mindful of the fact that technology is constantly evolving, which means your business needs are always changing.

So when choosing the best provider, make sure that their solutions are not only innovative, but flexible so you can easily adapt to the changing environment. Remember: Stagnation is a no-no in an ever-changing industry.

3.       Choose a partner you trust.

According to IDC, cloud hosting will be a major component in aiding digital transformation activities, which your cloud provider will have expertise in. Furthermore, IDC reported that “public cloud spending will grow at an annual rate of 19.4 percent through 2019 to reach a total global spend of $141 billion,” while “SMBs will contribute to 40 percent of this total, or $61 billion, in 2019.”

By partnering with a trusted cloud provider, you can ensure security and flexibility within your business processes, while remaining cost efficient.

 

How Stefanini can help

Cloud capabilities have changed the way technology works for organizations and individuals across all industries. Whether your enterprise is looking to migrate to a cloud platform or pilot new software, we can assist you and your business in cloud adoption and implementation.

Across Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS), we will work with your unique business needs to balance data accessibility with security concerns and address the growing need for agility to adapt to a connected world.

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