Transforming Operations for Successful Cloud Adoption

In this contributed article, John DiCarlo, managing director, offers key best practices for laying the groundwork to make a cloud implementation successful. Sample excerpt: “Many CIOs today are interested in the scalability, speed and flexibility benefits that a cloud environment can offer to their enterprise. However, reaping cloud adoption benefits involves much more than a lift-and-shift approach. While moving from a legacy infrastructure environment to a cloud environment includes maintaining some common ground around applications and compliance, organizations should leave a traditional IT tower-based mentality behind and transform operations by implementing new processes and staffing structures that align with a cloud-native model and managing the IT environment holistically with cloud technology rather than siloed IT units.”