Our Head of Cloud & Infrastructure, Johan Torstensson, gives you three tips on how to scale your cloud investments. With the right mindset, it's almost as easy as one, two, three.
Those who were already on "stand-by" with scalable cloud solutions adapted quickly to the situation without their business being severely disrupted. But as we know, this wasn’t the case for everyone.
Things have changed, for everyone. The organizations that continue their work in the exact same fashion as before will soon realize that they’re not using their investments to their full potential. The same organizations are the ones who will see themselves get overtaken by more agile and responsive competitors. Cloud represents endless possibilities, and yet some companies and organizations paint themselves unnecessary borderlines, by forcing themselves to choose between either public or private clouds. But cloud isn’t about choosing, it's about cherry-picking.
The connection between an organization’s cloud maturity and its return on investments is clear. It is only when you scale up that you hit the jackpot in the terms of agility, being able to meet your customers on their terms, and giving employees the freedom to work anywhere and anytime.
The degree of cloud maturity continues to increase year after year, especially when it comes to strategies and transformation. However, there is a great number of organizations that are stuck in the endless loop of pilots and POC:s (Proof Of Concepts), where the same theory is tested over and over again. Not only are they wasting time and money, but they’re also risking falling behind their competitors. Scaling up is perceived as too complicated to get started with, especially for those who need to focus on their existing environment at the same time.
The good news is that scaling the cloud doesn’t have to be complicated. The trick is to first invest time and energy in creating a good, solid foundation, to set a direction that is connected to the company's overall strategy. Once this is done, you start creating a plan. The creation of a plan doesn’t have to be difficult either – especially if you are backed by a good partner who can help steer you in the right direction.
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