A good cloud strategy will help you and your organization with a clear direction and the ability to take the right decisions on a daily basis.

The word ”strategy” does not appeal to everyone. Some associate the word with theories and useless planning. However, success are not a coincidence, it’s the process of thinking, planning and executing well thought through activities in a planned sequence. Without a plan, you reduce the potential output significantly.

If you don’t know where you are going, any road will take you there

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll

The first thing you need to consider when designing a good cloud strategy is to take an inside-out perspective of the context you’re operating in. Start with the business needs and work your way backwards to the technology.

What are the ambitions of your organization? What’s the business strategy? What technical capabilities will be required to enable the strategy? Once you have the direction of the business clear along with the technical requirements, you can start to assess current technical capabilities with the required ones. If you find any gaps, that’s probably where you will need a cloud strategy.

We have worked out a systematic approach to create a cloud strategy for an organization and it’s very hands-on and will get you to a first version quickly. We believe in short strategy iterations as circumstances changes fast. The market is changing, competitors are evolving so you need short iterations not only to be fast, but also to be able to adjust when necessary.

We also provide a Cloud Due Diligence service which is a complementary service that focuses on the question “why”, why is cloud an alternative to what you have today. Check out our Cloud Due Diligence to get you going on your cloud journey.