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.

Three Factors For Choosing Your Long-term Cloud Strategy

Three Factors For Choosing Your Long-term Cloud Strategy

Choosing Your Long-term Cloud Strategy A few weeks ago I visited the global headquarters of a large multi-national company to discuss cloud strategy with the CIO. I arrived 30 minutes early and took a tour of the area where the marketing team showcased their award winning brands. I was impressed by the digital marketing strategy…

Despite Record Breaches, Secure Third Party Access Still Not An IT Priority

Despite Record Breaches, Secure Third Party Access Still Not An IT Priority

Secure Third Party Access Still Not An IT Priority Research has revealed that third parties cause 63 percent of all data breaches. From HVAC contractors, to IT consultants, to supply chain analysts and beyond, the threats posed by third parties are real and growing. Deloitte, in its Global Survey 2016 of third party risk, reported…

Using Cloud Technology In The Education Industry

Using Cloud Technology In The Education Industry

Education Tech and the Cloud Arguably one of society’s most important functions, teaching can still seem antiquated at times. Many schools still function similarly to how they did five or 10 years ago, which is surprising considering the amount of technical innovation we’ve seen in the past decade. Education is an industry ripe for innovation…

Technology Influencer in Chief: 5 Steps to Success for Today’s CMOs

Technology Influencer in Chief: 5 Steps to Success for Today’s CMOs

Success for Today’s CMOs Being a CMO is an exhilarating experience – it’s a lot like running a triathlon and then following it with a base jump. Not only do you play an active role in building a company and brand, but the decisions you make have direct impact on the company’s business outcomes for…

The Importance of Cloud Backups: Guarding Your Data Against Hackers

The Importance of Cloud Backups: Guarding Your Data Against Hackers

The Importance of Cloud Backups Cloud platforms have become a necessary part of modern business with the benefits far outweighing the risks. However, the risks are real and account for billions of dollars in losses across the globe per year. If you’ve been hacked, you’re not alone. Here are some other companies in the past…

Don’t Be Intimidated By Data Governance

Don’t Be Intimidated By Data Governance

Data Governance Data governance, the understanding of the raw data of an organization is an area IT departments have historically viewed as a lose-lose proposition. Not doing anything means organizations run the risk of data loss, data breaches and data anarchy – no control, no oversight – the Wild West with IT is just hoping…

Protecting Devices From Data Breach: Identity of Things (IDoT)

Protecting Devices From Data Breach: Identity of Things (IDoT)

How to Identify and Authenticate in the Expanding IoT Ecosystem It is a necessity to protect IoT devices and their associated data. As the IoT ecosystem continues to expand, the need to create an identity to newly-connected things is becoming increasingly crucial. These ‘things’ can include anything from basic sensors and gateways to industrial controls…

The Rise Of BI Data And How To Use It Effectively

The Rise Of BI Data And How To Use It Effectively

The Rise of BI Data Every few years, a new concept or technological development is introduced that drastically improves the business world as a whole. In 1983, the first commercially handheld mobile phone debuted and provided workers with an unprecedented amount of availability, leading to more productivity and profits. More recently, the Cloud has taken…