This article is the first in a series discussing key strategies a company’s IT leadership should be considering in making a move to the cloud. Part 1 covers what the cloud is and why it should be attractive to most organizations. Part 2 will discuss some of the key decisions that need to be made in planning the move. Part 3 will examine the impact of the transition on the IT organization.
For most enterprises, moving to the cloud is a strategic shift in the application of resources that fundamentally changes the way a company does business. Executing this strategic shift requires vision, planning and above all, communication. The IT leader that is driving the move needs to have that vision and articulate it in a meaningful manner to the business, especially Finance, and to the IT team.