THE THREE PHASES TO OWN THE CLOUD
52% of organizations lack a solid cloud strategy. Now you can Own the Cloud and grow your business by following these three phases.
You’ve heard all the hype. Adopting the cloud is more appealing than ever. With your staff using Office 365 or G Suite, your journey may already be started.
Yet, have you mapped out your migration strategy?
If not, you are not alone. Recent studies have shown that while 95% of organizations are experimenting or running applications in Infrastructure-as-a-Service, 52% of organizations lacked a cloud strategy.
The following three-phase, interactive approach will guide you through the process of creating a well-defined cloud strategy. The three phases of the Do-It-Yourself Toolkit will help you assess your needs, map out a strategy and properly communicate it to your executive team.
The result is a framework that will demonstrate your IT department’s commitment and ability to move to the cloud.
PHASE 1 – ASSESS THE CLOUD’S FULL POTENTIAL
The two steps of Phase 1 produce the following outcomes:
- Understand the strengths and weaknesses of different service models
- Create a mission statement to succinctly highlight the goals of your organization’s cloud project
- List service models by workload
- Evaluation of risks by workload
To help you through this process, you will use our Cloud Strategy Workbook. This interactive tool will help your team evaluate the value and readiness of your services for deployment in the cloud and where your workloads belong.
PHASE 2 – DEVELOP A CLOUD STRATEGY DOCUMENT
The two steps of Phase 2 produce the following outcomes:
- A completed risk register for each area of risk
- A set of mitigations for each risk
- A completed cloud strategy document
The result of Phase 2 is the creation of your Cloud Strategy Document. It is your number one source of information about how your organization is planning on optimizing the implementation of cloud services.
Our interactive Cloud Strategy Document template will walk you through the process.
PHASE 3 – COMMUNICATE YOUR CLOUD STRATEGY & ROADMAP
The two steps of Phase 3 produce the following outcomes:
- Create a Cloud roadmap (Gantt chart)
- Completed executive presentation
Key to your successful migration is creating an executive presentation to convey your cloud strategy to a wider audience. Our interactive Executive Presentation template will inform your audience about the strengths of different service models and the limits of your cloud strategy.
Bring Our Cloud Strategy Workshop to Your Facility
If you don’t have time or the expertise for the DIY approach, bring our Cloud Strategy Workshop to your facility to accelerate your Cloud implementation. Facilitated by one of our Google Cloud Certified Architects and Trainers, this 4-day interactive workshop takes your team through every phase of your specific project and ensures that you leave with a detailed roadmap in place to complete your project successfully.
Download the Workshop outline here for a complete description. Or, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions.