A Touch Of Ingenuity: Scientific Method For Cloud Strategy Development

A Touch Of Ingenuity: Scientific Method For Cloud Strategy Development

In today’s sophisticated business setups, where ventures are heavily reliant upon accurate mechanisms and optimized toolsets for organization and control, the strategic planning process remains highly unstructured and non-scientific. This process has been primarily tainted by bias, preconceived notions, and flawed opinions.

The cloud computing strategy is dealt with in the same way—there is an evident need for organizations to reconsider their current chaotic approach and devise an efficient and compelling cloud computing strategy. Businesses need to break free from the shackles of mere data analysis and strategic planning. Instead, a meticulous scientific approach is needed.

The first step is the identification of a transit route from the existing problems to cloud alternatives. The core concerns need to be marked clearly—failure to do so would result in the recurrence of prevalent issues, even after an apparently successful implementation of the devised cloud strategy.

The next step is devising strategic possibilities. A thorough comprehension of available options reveals new possibilities—all for the planning division to take into consideration. Those who call the shots need to be taken on-board as well.

Next, the favourable conditions for optimum performance of the proposed solution need to be specified. Also, the circumstances that lead to a particular alternative being strategically constructive need to be scrupulously recognized.

Be prepared for criticism—there is the possibility of more than one individual being non-receptive to the proposed ideas. It is worth recognizing the potential impediments at this stage and working them out with those who disagree. The easiest way to do this is to mark the conditions that are least probable to hold their ground.

Corresponding to each of the potential impediment, a test mechanism to ascertain its soundness and adequacy needs to be designed. This needs to be conducted prior to the potential product shortlisting. The test should ideally involve running through all potential impediments, with the least probable ones first in line. This ought to provide definite savings in term of time for testing. The last step would be to assess the significant conditions in the context of the test outcome. The classical approach relies on two or three top-level managers discussing the test outcome and reaching a decision.

The proposed scientific strategy approach naturally leads to the selection of a cloud solution with the least impediments attached–mission accomplished.

By Humayun Shahid

About CloudTweaks

Established in 2009, CloudTweaks is recognized as one of the leading authorities in connected technology information and services.

We embrace and instill thought leadership insights, relevant and timely news related stories, unbiased benchmark reporting as well as offer green/cleantech learning and consultive services around the world.

Our vision is to create awareness and to help find innovative ways to connect our planet in a positive eco-friendly manner.

In the meantime, you may connect with CloudTweaks by following and sharing our resources.

View All Articles

Sorry, comments are closed for this post.

From Illusion To Reality: Up Personal On Cloud Computing Privacy

From Illusion To Reality: Up Personal On Cloud Computing Privacy

Cloud Computing Privacy We are under an illusion around the cloud computing. Without a doubt the benefits are incredible. However, cloud impacts personal user privacy and potentially exposes their private data in ways they may not have anticipated. Given that users don’t usually read the terms of service and privacy policies, it is unclear how…

Are You Sure You’re Ready For The Cloud?: Connectivity

Are You Sure You’re Ready For The Cloud?: Connectivity

Cloud Connectivity Many times when we think of “cloud” we think of the elastic compute and storage, but we forget one very important thing, connectivity. Even though connectivity is no part of the cloud itself, it does have a direct bearing on how we access it, use it, and play around with it. If our…

Cloud Service Provider Selection Considerations

Cloud Service Provider Selection Considerations

Why Cloud Brokers Make Sense Different workloads perform differently on different cloud service providers. Enough so that it is prudent in planning to consider the optimal configuration and the optimal CSP for your solution. Consider this old word problem from years ago. One person can carry two buckets of water. It takes 5 minutes to…

Medical Professionals Face Unique Challenges Using The Cloud

Medical Professionals Face Unique Challenges Using The Cloud

Medical Professionals Using The Cloud The presence and value of Cloud tools have seeped into virtually every industry, and the medical profession is certainly no exception. However, because of the special rules regarding patient privacy, specifically those found in HIPAA, people handling patient information must follow specific guidelines that in many cases, are violated by…

What Forecasts Of Data Breaches Should Spell To Cloud Security Practitioners

What Forecasts Of Data Breaches Should Spell To Cloud Security Practitioners

Cloud Security Practitioners And Auditors Today we have seen relatively few data breaches in the cloud despite its growing use for mission-critical workloads. However, as cloud increasingly becomes the backend for our mobile devices, for the Internet of Things (IoT) and for other daily life functions, we can safely predict that hackers will set their…

Risks Of Virtualization In Public And Private Clouds

Risks Of Virtualization In Public And Private Clouds

Risks Of Virtualization Server virtualization is one of the cornerstone technologies of the cloud. The ability to create multiple virtual servers that can run any operating system on a single physical server has a lot of advantages. These advantages can appear in public, Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), as well as in private clouds. However,…

5 Basic Safety Tips For Cloud Backups

5 Basic Safety Tips For Cloud Backups

Basic Cloud Backup Tips If you’re worried about the security of your data when it comes to cloud computing adoption, you’re not the only one. Industry experts claim that cloud computing data security is becoming an increasingly critical component in the data transmission process. And current mainstream services like Amazon’s EC2 just aren’t well-equipped enough…

CloudTweaks is recognized as one of the leading influencers in cloud computing, infosec, big data and the internet of things (IoT) information. Our goal is to continue to build our growing information portal by providing the best in-depth articles, interviews, event listings, whitepapers, infographics and much more.

Sponsor