So, you’ve migrated to the cloud (or maybe you’re considering the idea). The journey itself could have been easy or hard, depending on the specialist knowledge available for:
Indeed, getting access to this expertise is like having the Head Coach of an NFL team on your side: a person able to consider all options, set-up your different plays, and provide a clear sense of direction.
Even the best Head Coach is only as good as his or her coaching staff: the defensive and offensive coordinators, and coaches for different roles, special teams, strength and conditioning etc. Personnel employed to enhance performance today, while also ensuring a successful tomorrow.
The question is: what does any of this have to do with increasing ROI from a cloud migration?
Well, cloud migration is also a process with distinct phases and ‘game plans’. Equally, success is largely dependent on the skills and competencies at your disposal: the experienced know-how you can call upon.
Nowhere is this more evident than in post-migration, more specifically in the quest to measure cloud ROI (which everybody wants to do, because running services more cheaply is one of the primary reasons behind any cloud initiative!).
The trouble is that calculating Cloud ROI is never easy. That’s because the migration is intended to transform the business, but such a transformation also makes it difficult to ‘prove’ cost savings – or even what additional costs are now being incurred.
Not that cost is the only factor for measuring cloud adoption success. In a recent IBM survey, other top KPIs being used by businesses included:
All of which calls for a number of specialist coaches to help with both getting these areas right in the first place, and in calculating their contribution to the overall ROI figure.
Arguably the most important resource of all is training.
Training (be it internal or external) drives optimal use of the cloud and takes the conversation beyond ROI and towards the other key variable: time.
This is the time between implementation and the realization of benefits. And, as every coach appreciates, the quicker he/she can get pupils to understand new plays, the quicker they’ll be able to put them to good use.
Training, in cloud migration terms, is about minimizing your migration effort and creating efficiencies, streamlined processes, and operational change. It’s also an organization-wide affair when you consider that (according to a recent survey) only 27% of ‘IT and business decision makers’ are satisfied with their cloud migration experience.
In other words it’s about focusing on a number of specific, practical outcomes:
And then turning that attention inwards to deliver specific operational changes that:
As a cloud expert, COMPAREX is focused on more than just getting our customers to the cloud. Once you’re there, our specialist coaches can be on hand to handle all your training requirements. From maximizing productivity, to making sure you get the most out of the investment, we bring both the capabilities and reassurance to let you run for the touchdown.
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