Cloud Adoption

Overcoming the 7 barriers to cloud adoption and successful digital transformation


The journey to achieving successful cloud adoption is heavily dependent on providing a premium experience to administrators, developers, tenants, and end-users. That said there are numerous barriers to successful cloud adoption that must be overcome before delivering on the promise of a premium experience.

Before embarking on a cloud journey and selecting what cloud model is right for you it is highly important to understand what the 7 barriers to successful cloud adoption are, so you can be prepared and have a plan to overcome them. Multiple analyst research studies have concluded 70% of all digital transformation projects fail to deliver the desired outcomes they had sought to achieve, that is if they don't fail completely.

The 7 barriers to successful cloud adoption are; CHANGE, COMPETENCY, COMPLEXITY, COMPLIANCE, CONFIDENCE, CONTROL and COST.

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Don't Sink Your Sales, Sync Your Cloud Instead

Despite having been around for close to two decades and statistics showing that it can positively transform how a business operates, cloud computing is yet to be absorbed fully by the business world today. A significant segment of product and service providers continue to use legacy sales IT systems that are not only difficult to integrate with emerging technologies but also costly to run.

In this article, we describe five key advantages of adopting cloud solutions to boost sales and the overall business process.

Cloud Academy Launches Cloud Roster and Cloud Catalog, Resources to Benchmark Cloud Job Roles & Technical Skill Demands

Grazed from Cloud Academy

Cloud Academy, the leading digital skills development platform for enterprises, today announced the launch of industry benchmarking tools designed to help organizations define the critical job roles and technical skills needed for cloud adoption and ongoing competitiveness.

Starting today, the general public is now able to access the following resources on the Cloud Academy website:

  • Cloud Roster, the job roles matrix that defines the core roles necessary for organizations to establish and maintain a competitive edge in technical innovation. Cloud Roster analyzes tens of thousands of public job postings weekly to trend the top technology skills in demand for each role over time, as well as the demand for each role itself. The resource leverages interviews with industry experts and documents the key traits, responsibilities, non-technical skills, and related industry certifications for each position.
  • Cloud Catalog, a global technology index that tracks the popularity of cloud technologies, frameworks, and vendor platforms. Based on data gathered over time from several well-known developer community platforms, Cloud Catalog offers a stack ranking of technologies by relative popularity and geography.

Huawei debuts Enterprise Intelligence cloud platform

Grazed from Tahawultech. Author: Glesni Holland.

Zheng Yelai, president of Huawei’s Cloud BU and IT product line, launched the platform on day one of Huawei’s annual conference – Huawei Connect 2017 – in Shanghai, China, amid updates on the company’s current progress in the cloud market. “The best cloud must be able to deliver the services that customers need, and AI needs to create more value for enterprises.

To make this happen, we have to integrate single-point techniques and apply them, together, in sophisticated enterprise scenarios,” Zheng Yelai said. “We’re positioning Huawei Cloud as an enabler of the intelligent world. It provides AI, IoT, computing, and storage capabilities that provide enterprises with more innovative, intelligent cloud services...

Cloud Computing: Digitization of Enterprises Help Drive the Tech Industry

Grazed from BusinessInsider. Author: Editorial Staff.

According to a research report by Deloitte, opportunities for technology companies have broadened considerably. Adoption of various technological innovative products is key to competitive advantage for many companies. An example of the 'digitization of the enterprise', is the adoption of cloud computing. The use of cloud computing provides small-to-medium sized enterprises with sophisticated capabilities which previously were available only to huge corporations.

Hot sectors within the technology industry include cybersecurity products, storage and bandwidth, advances in cognitive technologies, increasingly sophisticated data analytics, the Internet of Things and more. The adoption of technology by enterprises is reflected on IT Spending. Worldwide IT spending is forecast to grow from $2.46 trillion in 2015 to over $2.8 trillion in 2019, according to the new Worldwide Semiannual IT Spending Guide: Industry and Company Size from International Data Corporation (IDC). North America will provide the largest share of global IT spending, and it is forecast to pass the $1 trillion mark in 2017...

Read more from the source @ http://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/Digitization-of-Enterprises-Help-Drive-the-Tech-Industry-1002278713

Manage containers in cloud computing to prevent sprawl, cut costs

Grazed from TechTarget. Author: Tom Nolle.

Containers in cloud computing simplify and accelerate application deployment, but the ease with which users spin them up can result in overuse. When this happens in the public cloud, container sprawl can drive up costs alarmingly. Fortunately, container sprawl is manageable, but enterprises need to take control early and fight to keep it. And above all, remember that not all container sprawl management practices will address cloud costs.

The container sprawl challenge

VMs were the first popular virtualization strategy, but it was clear that companies could take virtualization too far, complicating both host management and application deployment. Containers in cloud computing, and in the data center, offer a way to create virtual hosts that share an OS and some middleware on a physical server...

Cloud Computing: Why base capabilities are no longer enough for operations management

Grazed from IBM. Author: Kristian Stewart.

The business objectives of an IT or network operations team have not changed substantially for years or even decades. Measures like mean time to repair (MTTR) or budget use frequently can be reduced to time, money and quality of service. Fundamentally, IT and network teams must maximize the availability of high-quality services while minimizing the cost of doing so.

The demand for services supported by larger, more sophisticated infrastructure has increased steadily, even if the objectives have not changed. Disciplines such as fault or event management have emerged and matured, and led to a set of key capabilities that are table-stakes for a credible solution. More complex infrastructure requires a solution that can:...

Read more from the source @ https://www.ibm.com/blogs/cloud-computing/2017/08/operations-management-move-beyond-base/

Cloud computing: For firms, here is why it is a challenge to harness its potential

Grazed from FinancialExpress. Author: Anand Mehta.

The storage of data on cloud-based servers is the latest iteration in the digital revolution in India and has enabled organisations not only lower risks of loss of data but has also increased remote accessibility of such data. According to the latest IDC Asia Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ) Quarterly Server Tracker, in Q1 2017, the overall server market in India witnessed an increase of 14.2% in terms of revenue to reach $215.6 million as against $188.8 million dollars in the fourth quarter of 2016.

This growing relevance of cloud technology has, however, raised a few issues—particularly, in relation to data privacy and the implications of localisation of data. Being a rapidly and constantly evolving area, regulators globally are grappling with ensuring that legal developments are in consonance with the technological advancement and industry-specific needs. Currently, there is no specific legislation in India that regulates cloud computing...

Read more from the source @ http://www.financialexpress.com/opinion/cloud-computing-for-firms-here-is-why-it-is-a-challenge-to-harness-its-potential/808544/

Warning: Your Shiny New Cloud Is Already Legacy

Grazed from Datamation. Author: Andi Mann.

It is becoming a truism that every business is a technology business. This is borne out every day in the fortunes made and lost on the business technology battlefield – Uber vs. yellow cabs, Netflix vs. Blockbuster, Amazon vs. almost every retailer, bitcoin and fintech vs. banks and insurance giants. To survive and thrive in the Internet age, you need to transform your business into a digital business.

In digital transformation, cloud computing is table stakes. It creates the foundation for innovation, experimentation, and iteration by delivering the agility, flexibility, and scalability that lets both IT and business try new things, quickly, easily, and cheaply. It is the core of success for ‘digital native’ companies like Google, Facebook, Yelp, and more. Digital transformation starts with cloud...