The “wrong” and the “right” way to adopt the Cloud


Some organisations have had the Public Cloud imposed on them by a well-meaning CEO who has either attended a conference where their peers have been bragging about their cloud success, or they have read about it in an in-flight magazine on a trip from Melbourne to Paris.

They return to the office and call in the CIO or Director of IT and ask the dreaded question “so what are we doing with this Cloud thing?”

If we go back 2 or 3 years it is likely the answer was “nothing” even though they were likely using a SaaS application like Salesforce or Office365 and there was surely some shadow IT.

The pressure to get the cloud going has resulted in some organisations making common errors with adopting the cloud.

This post will explore the do’s and don’ts and ways to fix these issues if you’ve already made them.