Businesses are increasingly becoming digitalised, and one of the fastest growing changes is the uptake of cloud services. For a full explanation of cloud services and why your business should use them, please take a look at our Cloud page which can be found here. While these are likely to help your business become more efficient and more productive, there are a number of commonly made mistakes which can hinder this transformation.
Our experts at Consilium have helped many businesses with their Glasgow IT support and cloud support services, and have created this short guide to ensure that you don’t make any of these common mistakes.
Not having proper justification for cloud services
If you are looking to introduce cloud services into your business, then it is vital that you know exactly why you are doing this. Choosing to use the cloud just because your competitors are doing so is unlikely to help you achieve real development. As such, ensure that you have set reasons for incorporating cloud technology and understand exactly how and why it can help you.
Forgetting to have measurable goals
Equally, when introducing cloud services to your business, it is vital to have specific and measurable targets that you want to achieve. Instead of saying that you ‘want to improve efficiency,’ consider planning to ‘improve efficiency by using the cloud to create a centralized database, which will streamline the information gathering process.’ Once you know what you wish to achieve, you can set quantifiable standards alongside it, resulting in your company knowing exactly how much cloud services are improving efficiency, while also allowing you to highlight areas which are in need of future development.
Migrating everything to the cloud at once
While many large businesses are fully integrated into the cloud, it can be difficult to entirely migrate all of your systems in one go. Instead, businesses should seek to move into the cloud via a series of steps, which can be reviewed after each process. Not only will this allow the whole operation to be done more smoothly, but it will also ensure that if problems occur, the negative effects will be considerably lower.