110 Steps to Building a New-Gen, Cloud-Focused Enterprise
In 2007 and 2008, many enterprises would never have considered putting their most precious and valuable applications into an entity that wasn’t located on-site. Now, in early 2017, companies aren’t looking back; they’re already doing test and dev, HR, accounting, marketing and dozens of other functions inside cloud-based services and getting excellent performance, security and return on investment as a result. A growing number are also putting their critical-biz apps into cloud services—apps such as money exchanges, medical imaging and big data-related research projects. This is trickling down to smaller and midrange-size businesses. In this eWEEK slide show, using industry information from cloud service management provider CloudHealth, a member of the AWS Marketplace, we bring you identifiers of companies that get it when it comes to using the cloud.
2Designate Responsibility and Empower Ownership
3Ensure Accountability Across the Organization
4Set Metrics for Success
5Get the Right Level of Visibility
6Hold Business Groups Accountable for Cloud Spending Forecasts
7Understand That Cost Isn’t Just a Function of Dollars and Cents
9Automate to the Max
10Provide Codified Best Practices That Are Understood by the Business
Optimization isn’t a one-time exercise. Revisit your metrics (see Slide 3) and perform ongoing analyses to see what changes will make an impact.