Organizations today need to adapt quickly to stay competitive.
Business leaders, including CIOs and other technology-related leaders, need to transform their organizations using agile digital solutions and processes in order to grow their companies. To address these challenges, organizations are recognizing the need to adopt a cloud computing strategy. By enabling greater flexibility and mobility in the business model, a cloud investment can serve as a key component of digital transformation.

Cloud Computing – the key to moving forward

It's no secret anymore that the adoption of cloud computing is steadily increasing.
The factors that drive investments for the use of this technology are numerous, however the pressure to adapt can lead companies to try to adopt it without planning and can cause great financial losses. Unfocused deployments often result in overly complex IT environments that fail to achieve desired business outcomes. In many cases, IT departments end up spending more time building and maintaining their cloud solution than evolving it in order to save costs and make data-driven decisions.

To improve the quality of investment, the question becomes: how do organizations ensure that their cloud projects can have the right balance of investment and achieve their strategic objectives?

Going beyond cost reduction

Among the most cited benefits of a cloud deployment are reduced IT infrastructure costs, better service delivery and assurance of business continuity. But due to the digital transformation occurring across the enterprise due to the adoption of cloud computing, business outcomes go beyond expectations, including:

  • The professional and technological development of many employees

  • Creating new customer experiences

  • Improvement of internal business processes

  • Development of more effective business strategies.

And it makes projects more agile.
The technologies used through Cloud Computing make companies gain agility, thus allowing continuous growth and innovation at scale. But many companies are unable to utilize all computing power and convert all information in growth, many organizations are getting bogged down by unprecedented data flows, causing problems such as unnecessary data storage and increasing their operational costs. It is from this scenario that the great challenges encountered by companies in adopting or migrating to the cloud arise.

Understanding the key challenges to cloud adoption

The demands of digital transformation bring a vast set of challenges that affect each organization differently. For whatever the objective, cloud-based solutions impose the overcoming of different types of difficulties that many companies are not prepared to solve.

Main challenges to cloud adoption:

  1. Large initial investments

  2. The definition of return on investment (ROI)

  3. Lack of professional talent

  4. Integration with legacy systems

  5. Development of a clear strategy.

Barriers to cloud adoption can become prohibitive.
Traditional paths to migration often require large capital investments and require hard-to-find expertise, and it can still be difficult to determine which type of cloud services are best for an organization's specific needs and the definition of various applications and workloads. of work required by a company. The move towards compute requires planning and specialized professionals , system administration, operations, lifecycle planning, infrastructure optimization and management are vital to establishing and operating a successful cloud platform.

To avoid frustration and financial loss, companies need solutions with predictable pricing and clear ROI. Investments in cloud solutions must pay off quickly while providing the agility needed to achieve business objectives. The key is to minimize the pain of transition, identify service providers, like Amazon , and cloud infrastructure that offer options for rapid deployment, smooth integration, and easy expansion. It is essential for companies to remain relevant and competitive in a dynamic business environment.

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Sky.One Team

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