As COVID-19 crept into this millennium, it caused the most disruptive period in the century’s history. However, it also demonstrated the power and importance of cloud computing. Numerous organizations rely on cloud computing to respond to customer needs, even under the most challenging conditions.
Despite being a bright spot from the pandemic, many enterprises have not utilized cloud technology to its fullest potential, according to Gartner’s Distinguished VP Analyst, Milind Govekar.
To foster innovation across a range of digital initiatives and launch new revenue models, CIOs must master three critical cloud-adoption disciplines.
Strategy No. 1: Strategize and innovate
The Gartner CEO Survey for 2021 states that strategy-related technological change is the second-most-reported business priority among CEOs. This suggests that they plan to use technology to retain their competitive edge and outpace disruption due to disruptive business models.
Taking advantage of the cloud can enable you to drive innovation, engage customers more effectively, and increase your efficiency.
However, organizations need a cloud strategy to realize the full business benefits of cloud technology to align cloud investments with business objectives. The first step for a CIO is to identify the essential costs and risks of cloud computing since both are never far from the minds of executive leaders. The myth that the cloud is always less expensive should be dispelled. The focus should be shifted to some of the strategic benefits of the cloud, such as improved business cost and modernization.
Strategy No. 2: Mobilize and migrate
76% of respondents to Gartner’s study of clients’ cloud buying behaviour reported that they used more than one cloud vendor. The move towards multi-cloud opens up innovation and best-of-breed capabilities, increasing operational complexity and security risks. To truly realize the benefits of multi-cloud, CIOs must consider the risks and explore the emerging potential of distributed clouds.
Furthermore, for aggressive growth to be achieved without compromising critical cloud objectives, CIOs must set clear expectations that motivate cloud adoption behaviour and perform real-time analyses based on these expectations. It is only possible to expand cloud adoption if CIOs maintain strategic collaboration with business stakeholders during migration planning and receive assistance from third parties.
You could, for instance, assign tasks to, Center for Cloud Excellence (CCOE), Involve security experts early on to help avoid delays caused by unforeseen obstacles such as architectural standards and best practices. Workloads should be modernized.
Strategy No. 3: Govern and secure
CIOs must ensure that designers and business units have proper control measures to match the speed at which innovation occurs. Among other things, organizations protect themselves from bill shock and security incidents through automation of workload placement policies and cybersecurity controls.
Business models based on digital technology enable real-time response to changing market conditions and real-time changes in an organization. A set of standard policies must be predefined from the beginning so that IOs can automate decision making and operations delivery.
In addition to complex cloud orchestration, cloud and hybrid cloud management, real-time provisioning, configuration management, and self-service environments, vendors in this emerging market can offer tools that offer multiple clouds and hybrid clouds.
By embracing the cloud, you can accelerate organizational transformation by embracing DevOps and operations culture Introducing new skills such as site reliability engineering (SRE) and product life cycle management (PLM) methods to enable rapid innovation in a cloud environment.