All cloud strategies are unique, and the implementation process can take anywhere from 60 days to 2 years.
This wide variation is based on the size of the organization, the number of services that will need to be migrated to the cloud, the level of compliance required by your organization’s industry, and all of the other variables we have explored thus far.
For your implementation to be successful you must develop:
A clear roadmap: You must define what your cloud migration milestones are, with clear timelines for reaching each of them.
Champions: The messengers identified in step 12 must be trained and empowered to be champions of your cloud strategy—spreading the word about best practices, accelerating user adoption, and relieving pressure on your IT team.
An IT support game plan: Every new service that your company selects will require ongoing support. With the right game plan you and your existing IT team will be able to manage and customize your new set of tools and take advantage of the support and knowledge from your new vendors without putting new workloads on your team.
Now it’s your turn
You have just learned about the benefits of the cloud, potential risks, a basic understanding of different technologies and the steps you and your team need to take to create your cloud strategy.
You now have what it takes to start developing your cloud strategy.
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