Businesses that were Cloud Computing trailblazers have probably been using this technology for quite some time. Familiar with all the use cases, advantages and disadvantages, they’ve leveraged the scalability and adaptability of Cloud to remain competitive in a digitally disruptive environment.
But if you were one of those early adopters, it’s likely that your business objectives and needs have changed quite a bit since you first embarked on your Cloud journey. While there’s no doubt that having a solid business strategy is key to success, being open to change things up as the market evolves is just as important. If you want to stay ahead, it’s essential to rethink your approach with the future in mind and, also, to shift your focus in light of new business opportunities and risks.
Here are our top three reasons for rethinking your current Cloud configuration:
- Managing data: In the past, businesses had one partner for all their Cloud Computing needs. But today we live in a multi-Cloud world. As part of rethinking your Cloud strategy, you need to take a second look at data management. Multi-Cloud environments make data management more complex because there are countless decisions to be made around what data should be archived, deleted, moved to the Public Cloud or stored on Private Cloud servers.
- Thinking about security: Security breaches are on the rise. As one example, just consider the reports that the personal information of 30 million South Africans was recently compromised. As a result, businesses need to always keep abreast of new cyber security risks. Obviously, your approach to security will vary depending on the Cloud solutions you use, but regardless of your strategy, your systems should always be maintained by skilled security professionals and kept up-to-date in order to keep your organisation safe.
- Changing customer expectations: Customer demands are on the up. And with so many different options to choose from, if a customer’s needs aren’t being met, they’ll simply go somewhere else. Cloud offers businesses the agility and reliability they need to provide a more personalised experience and make the move from customer service, to customer care. Not only will this allow you to outperform your competition but will also make it easier to increase customer longevity.
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