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Scale your cloud investments and level up your business

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.

Johan Torstensson / November 25, 2020

At the start of the pandemic, many organizations experienced the effects of lacking scalable solutions; suddenly the office was to be moved to employees’ homes, and the way of working was disrupted.

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. 

The expense of limiting yourself 

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


Exit the testing phase and propel your cloud transformation forward 

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. 
  

Three tips for scaling up your cloud solutions  

  • View cloud as a change in your entire delivery model and your way of working, not as a technology: This is the chance with a capital C to introduce a completely different kind of continuity and agility throughout the organization.

  • Get help: Cloud is not your core business, but it is an enabler for those who want to take their core business to another level. Choose a partner who offers the best-fit cloud foundation and cloud solutions to suit your needs.  Each organization's opportunities are unique to them, and it is important to have a partner who can create tailor-made and scalable solutions from the hybrid, public, and private cloud all the way to edge computing 

  • The right application in the right place: Each application that you move to the cloud is unique, and different requirements are placed on the cloud depending on what kind of application it is. What are the applications’ requirements for performance, availability, and security, for example?

 

Eager to learn more?

Check out what Cloud and Discovery Assessement is all about, or have a look at my other blog about the Renascence of the role of the CIO.

 

Johan Torstensson
Head of Cloud & Infra

Johan has extensive experience in delivering digital transformation projects to customers but also from his many years as former CIO for large global companies. Johan is a skilled IT strategist who understands the Nordic market.

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