As stated by salesforce, “Digital transformation is the process of using digital technologies to create new — or modify existing — business processes, culture, and customer experiences to meet changing business and market requirements.”
We live in a time that this definition is truer as enterprises and businesses are transitioning to the cloud to meet advancing technological innovations forced by market competition by employing these innovations to meet consumer’s wants and needs and most especially gain market share, it is important for the business to understand the process of transition to gain a more digital and efficient system which future proof.
To avoid the pitfalls of a poorly executed cloud adoption Kristin Moyer, a Research Vice President & Distinguished Analyst at Gartner sighted three categories of digital transformation failure
- Regression is an instance where a business is falsely transforming, also called “transformation-washing.” but are just starting their transformation process journey.
- Underperformance is an instance where a business’s lackadaisical approach to its transformation yields little effect and results
- “Fail at new digital initiatives” is also an instance where the failure of an initiative causes a permanent halt.
We have finally reached the elephant in the room “What is the cloud adoption process?”. Cloud adoption processes are critical sets of steps that businesses need to follow to ensure a successful cloud adoption. They are as follows.
The beginning process involves a systematic investigation into the state of the business or enterprise. This is done by understanding the entity’s goals, objectives and researching the IT feasibility of the cloud for the business and its IT staff.
This evaluation process lays a foundation for a proper understanding of what the business needs and makes way for the next step.
When all data and information are gathered, the organization needs to create a detailed proposal for the type of cloud infrastructure/service, the necessary deployment process, etc. This is basically a roadmap for the successful transition. The successful execution of this stage ensures the success of the next step.
For every industry, there is a standard that ensures a level of quality. As your business is transitioning to the cloud, to strictly understand and follow which available cloud computing is right for their business and adoption standards.
This is a process of continuous monitoring and improvement of the cloud infrastructure which helps your business identify work process enhancements and reduce waste.