Where to start with digital transformation and hybrid cloud?

Embarking upon a digital transformation or cloud migration can mean significant changes within an organisation. The array of options and challenges to explore and navigate when getting started can be both exciting and daunting. And when faced with the current dynamic landscape, it’s natural to feel that you need to move at lightning speed. That’s why hybrid cloud can be the perfect technology to quickly scale up your IT services. However, you may find that there are other parts of your business that can also benefit and it is important to fully consider both your infrastructure and business goals right from the start. By helping ensure all parts of your business make the right decisions at the right time, you can reduce risk or duplication of costs and resources.

At Brightsolid, our Professional Services Practice can help. By offering more than just advice on how to use the best cloud in the current environment, we have created a system that helps digital leaders futureproof their business and supports growth. Using our 25-years of experience, we work closely with our customers to help them create the agile, innovative, resilient technology environments they crave and know are key to business transformation.

However, it’s important that you have a roadmap for cloud adoption that both staff and leaders will buy into. The cloud has expanded technology decisions beyond the IT department and as times have changed, a broader set of internal stakeholders see the benefits of cloud services and can deliver them independently. Your marketing team can build a great new website in the cloud, whilst your finance team may have successfully moved their processes online to comply with HMRC rules.

There is no doubt that teams being able to respond quickly and independently has its advantages, but for IT teams, it can also bring challenges around security, complexity and cost. That’s why taking the time to fully analyse your whole business’s cloud readiness, digital needs and wider goals and aspirations is the first step to success. It means you can create a roadmap that all decision makers can buy into whilst also ensuring you keep the alignment and control you need to ensure everyone can succeed.

A great roadmap will allow decision makers across the business to see the added benefit to everyone in having a unified digital transformation strategy. Product owners will be engaged and excited to discover even more possibilities to develop innovative customer solutions or determine how, when and where they work. Having a sound strategy and clear roadmap from the start will also allow data to tell the story and in turn you will be able to clearly show where the opportunities and savings can be found and demonstrate real, achievable return on investment.

For more information on how Brightsolid can help with your digital transformation, read our success stories for real world examples of how our unique cloud proposition is helping organisations across Scotland.