This is part of a 5-part series that includes best practices for cloud service migration. Each week was published from the end of April to the end of May 2021, and each article has covered a new phase in the company’s transition to the cloud, what to look for and how to ensure that the journey is a success.

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Be tactful

At this point in the journey, goals are clearly defined, the business operates on cloud infrastructure, and the organization is bought everywhere. That doesn’t mean your job is done. Now is the time to constantly research your original KPIs, measure your performance, and move toward continuous improvement.

Look for opportunities for savings and optimization. The goals may have changed a little since the start of the trip, but they should usually be the same. Take advantage of department heads to better understand how your company’s transition to the cloud service has saved you time and money on certain business opportunities. Then report these positive results to assign ROI to leadership and discuss their optimization on an ongoing basis.

Adjust accordingly

Modern businesses – especially those with cloud infrastructure – are moving fast. While the KPIs you originally set should still be relevant, now is the time to re-examine and get more detailed information. Think of other ways you can take advantage of the clouds and grow your business, and still prove a return on investment.

Focus on key metrics i.e. delay, network availability and overhead. These priorities affect both the customer experience and the commercial performance of the business, which means that they attract all stakeholders. Keeping the heart rate of the cloud configuration is essential for continuous cloud management and iteration.

Provide continuing education

Businesses are advancing fast because the technology that drives them is advancing faster. It makes managing a technical team so difficult. If left alone, there is simply no way people can keep up with every new software update, product release, or programming language — especially if they work full-time.

Invest in continuous, up-to-date knowledge. The best way to identify new ways to create value on your cloud transformation journey is to give to people who work with your systems and on a daily basis. Take advantage of and company training platform built for the modern digital age. Keeping everyone in knowing and speaking the same language mobilizes your workforce to thrive in a world of continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI / CD).

Ready, set … Cloudy!

For an abridged version of what this blog series has covered in depth, this guide is a great start. We share some of the best practices and insights from our experiences that help many organizations on their way to cloud success.

Written by

Ben Keylor

Ben is a senior content manager at Cloud Academy. He is a veteran marketer for late-stage technology startups.

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