Cloud Adoption Lifecycle: Evaluate Your Cloud Success

08 Aug. 2013 Cloud Development

As more and more organizations are exploring and evaluating cloud services, there is a need to understand the cloud adoption lifecycle in detail.

Just as a seed won’t give fruits overnight, cloud adoption won’t ensure success in a day. You need to understand that the cloud adoption lifecycle is just as lengthy as farming or planting a vegetable. To make things simple we have drawn an analogy between farming and cloud adoption, so you can understand in depth how and when you will see cloud success.

Cloud Lifecycle

Consider environment first:

Just as a farmer tests out rains, soil quality, moisture, heat etc. before deciding which crop to sow, an organization needs to understand priorities and needs before adopting any cloud application. For instance, your need of cloud storage is a priority and you opt for a data management service or cloud integration service, you won’t be able to solve the pressing need and end up investing wrongly. In simple words, you can’t grow dates, where you can grow tomatoes.

Plough your land:

Before you plant a seed, you need to plough your land. This means before you adopt a cloud application, you need to gauge staff readiness and prepare them for the changes to come. Make sure that your staff is well equipped and skilled to make optimum use of cloud services adopted.

Plant a seed:

Once your organization is ready to adopt cloud services, delve slowly by going for one service at a time. Many organizations blindly adopt XaaS (Everything-as-a-Service) without evaluating its purpose and need. You can’t plant tomatoes, potatoes and cucumber all at the same time in one field. As you slowly expand, adopt more and more cloud services, so you can evaluate its success better.

Nurture the plant:

Sowing the seeds alone don’t help the matter, you need to nurture them to make it grow. Similarly, once you have adopted cloud application, you need to make sure you make optimum use of it to ensure 100% success. You must provide enough resources to your teams to make proper use of cloud services.

Reap the benefits:

Once all is said and done, the time comes to reap the benefits. In order to measure cloud benefits, you must evaluate and analyze cloud benefits monthly, quarterly and annually. This will give you a complete picture of your cloud investment.

Sell your crop:

When the time comes to sell your crop, i.e. when you offer services to your customers, you will notice how cloud services have helped you to improve and enhance upon sales and services. This gives you an edge over your competitors.

Purchase more land and seeds:

With better customer service and growing reputation, your business will grow too. At this juncture you can incorporate more and more services such as cloud app integration to ensure continued success.

Thus, cloud lifecycle can be compared to a plant lifecycle to evaluate adoption and its success. At Rishabh, we provide cloud application development and cloud integration services. Call us at 1-877-RISHABH (1-877-747-4224) or fill in the contact form if you wish to avail our cloud services.

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