The technological universe has changed a lot in recent years, due to the spread of cloud computing across the planet. From the time when it was just a trend until today, it has evolved a lot, and has generated fantastic results for companies of different sizes and sectors spread all over the world . But just like the technology involved in the cloud, the way it is managed must also evolve.

This is because only then will the company be able to take greater advantage of it. But, unfortunately, many CIOs still do not manage the cloud assertively and adequately, which ends up impacting the strategy, the company and the users of the applications. In today's post, we separate three elements that IT leaders should focus on in the cloud management process, to make it generate more value for the business. See what they are:

1. Strategy

Using cloud computing without a well-defined and planned strategy is like walking through the forest without a compass. At some point, usually in the very short term, the CIO will realize that he's been going around in circles. That's because your team won't know what data and applications to move to the cloud, how to address regulatory and privacy concerns, and how to adapt the department's operating model to this technology.

And this will end up making the team not use the cloud in the best possible way. Ideally, before data or applications are migrated to the cloud, the CIO should develop a strategy together with his team and other managers. The plans and tactics outlined in this strategy will help the department follow a path that will lead to the successful adoption and implementation of cloud across the enterprise.

2. Company needs

The cloud must meet the needs of the business , not vice versa. Therefore, another important element that the CIO must focus on concerns the real needs of the business, to shape cloud services to it. If the company's application is, for example, facing constant demand peaks, the manager must intervene and hire more computing power, in order to supply them and not impact the users' experience.

If the organization is having its customer base increased, due to campaigns carried out by the marketing sector, then the CIO must hire greater cloud storage power. These two cases are quite common in companies. If the IT leader is not aware of them, and ready to shape the cloud to the organization's needs, it will certainly be negatively impacted.

3. Users

The cloud must adapt not only to the needs of companies, but also to the needs of application users, both internal (employees) and external (company customers). After all, the cloud must offer them the ideal amount of storage and computing for applications to work correctly, without interruptions or any other problem that compromises their performance.

That's why users also deserve the CIO's attention when managing cloud computing. Employees and customers alike depend on the cloud to check and share information, store their data and access applications from anywhere in the world. Hence the importance of focusing on them when managing the cloud, to really meet their needs.

Now that you know what are the elements that deserve attention during cloud management, take the opportunity to learn about the importance of drawing up a strategy when migrating . And if you have any questions, just write them in the comments! [:]

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Sky.One Team

This content was produced by SkyOne's team of cloud and digital transformation experts.