If you’re a decision-maker in your business or organization then you’ve probably already considered implementing some form of cloud solution. Or maybe you’ve already deployed a public or private cloud for your business. Moreover, decision-makers are aware that moving to the cloud is a transition that requires both time and resources. Despite this, the overall positive impact of a winning cloud strategy is evident.
It goes without saying that implementing cloud infrastructure goes far beyond the scope of your IT department. Therefore, cloud technology has a notable impact on all layers of a company, from sales to human resources and beyond. In order to create a successful cloud, it’s integral that decision-makers build cloud culture throughout their business. Futhermore, your staff need to understand the power of cloud infrastructure, how it benefits them and receive education on cloud best practices. By encouraging shared knowledge amongst your team you are helping to build a cloud educated workforce that is ready to approach the cloud.
We’re here today to dive into why decision-makers need to build cloud culture in the workplace and how building cloud culture pays off. Keep reading to learn more.
The Cloud Culture Difference
When a business moves away from traditional IT infrastructure they open a new world of possibilities. From being able to opt for hosted solutions in a data center to building an on-premise solution right on-site, there a clear incentive to make the move to the cloud. Certainly, any business that is moving towards a modern infrastructure is looking towards cloud computing. Moreover, implementing both a private or public cloud will have a ripple effect on the IT department and beyond. Any aspect of your business that touches technology can see the benefits of cloud infrastructure. The best way to get the entire team on board with implementing a cloud solution is to get them to invest early in understanding the opportunities and benefits of the cloud. Everyone on your team should have a role in adopting, adapting and maintaining the cloud.
Cloud-Powered Digital Transformation
Once upon a time, cloud computing was usually allocated purely to the IT department. They gave them a set of resources and responsibilities for cloud deployment. Now today things have very much changed. The IT department must collaborate with decision-makers to ask how a digital transformation can benefit the business or organization overall. Which departments will adopt the most from the cloud and what gaps in knowledge your team will address to ensure that this is a success. If you store confidential data from human resources in the cloud then it is essential that your HR department is aware of security best practices. Certainly, the same goes for your sales team if they utilized a cloud based CRM.
Of course, there is an obvious learning curve, but ensuring that you and your employees are fully invested in cloud adoption and cloud culture is the best way to begin your cloud journey. Actively working on cloud culture is the first and one of the most important steps that you can take to optimize your cloud for success. Thinking of implementing a private or public cloud to modernize your IT infrastructure? Contact us to learn more about how we can help you get there.