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BizReport : Internet : August 29, 2016

Top 3 tips for enterprises to enter the cloud

While small businesses do have more flexibility when it comes to cloud integrations, enterprises arguably have more money to do so. That begs the question: why are enterprises lagging behind?

by Kristina Knight

Kristina: Why are enterprise businesses lagging so far behind in cloud adoption?

Sarah Lahav, CEO, SysAid Technologies: Enterprise organizations are less flexible in adopting changes, and moving to the cloud is definitely considered a major undertaking. It requires a complete reset of all IT processes and service delivery processes. It also requires a new IT skillset.

Security will always be the biggest obstacle in moving to the cloud. Even if the organization is open to a discussion about security and cloud, as I said before, it will need to completely change processes. As an enterprise organization those things take time - it may look like lagging, but it's often due to less flexibility and more regulation and internal processes.

Kristina: What will it take for more enterprises to connect with cloud options?

Sarah: I think time, cost and more adoption of agile methodologies. As the major constraint in agility is infrastructure, you could react better/faster if you are in the cloud.

Kristina: What are your top 3 tips for enterprise businesses to get into the cloud?

Sarah: Find the places like log analysis that you feel comfortable trying out in the cloud.

Start with hybrid cloud as it will not require a complete shift. By doing so, organizations will be able to play it safe and test what it means to be in the cloud on a much smaller scale.

Start by having an open discussion to see where you can start testing cloud in your organization. It will provide you with the relevant feedback needed to determine if your organization is ready to make the move to the cloud. If not, you'll develop a much better understanding of the challenges an organization needs to face when trying to move to the cloud.

Tags: cloud business, cloud business tips, cloud technology, SysAid

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