Report: 78% of executives adopted cloud, but not all are seeing value
78% of Execs Are Cloud-Savvy, But Is It Really Paying Off?
The latest report shows that 78% of executives have adopted cloud computing, but they’re not all getting the same ROI they expected. If you’re thinking of wading in, take heed of these tips.
Do Your Research
Think of adopting cloud storage like adopting a pet: you don’t want to make a decision without understanding what you’re getting into. Consider:
- What types of services do you need?
- What kind of data are you storing?
- Who do you trust to keep your data safe?
Have Realistic Expectations
Your new cloud solution isn’t going to be a magical cure-all for your business. Have a reasonable plan for how you will use it and establish KPIs from the start.
Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff
The acronym, YAGNI (You Ain’t Gonna Need It) is no joke; neither are software engineers who are accustomed to over-building solutions. Resist the urge to pack your cloud storage solutions with features you don’t need, not ones you want.
Stop and Smell the Data
Okay, sure. You don’t actually have to do this, but it’s important to ask yourself the right questions and track the data associated with your cloud adoption. Learning what works and what doesn’t is the key to optimizing your cloud ROI.
At the End of the Day…
It pays to be smart about your cloud-based solutions and manage expectations accordingly. Sure, 78% of executives are now cloud-savvy and reaping the benefits, but you don’t want to be in that 22%, do you?