7 expert tips when considering a move to cloud

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Michael Kubik

Delivery Lead for Cloud at Blue Crystal Solutions

Your guide to navigating your cloud adoption or cloud service expansion the right way from our cloud expert, Michael Kubik.

How to navigate your Cloud Adoption the right way

The decisions you make regarding cloud computing today will significantly impact your business capabilities in the future. When implemented correctly, cloud solutions can accelerate the launch of new applications and services, enhance application performance, and provide precise cost predictions for your IT expenses.

Nevertheless, it can be challenging to determine the right cloud path to propel your organisation and deliver success.

As a provider of cloud services and support, BCS offers the following advice to government agencies considering cloud adoption or expanding their use of cloud services:

  • Develop a Clear Cloud Strategy: Your cloud strategy should align with your agency’s mission, vision, and strategic goals. It should consider your current infrastructure, your future needs, and your agency’s ability to manage cloud services.
  • Assess Your Readiness: Before you migrate to the cloud, assess your technical and operational readiness. This should include an examination of your existing systems and data, your agency’s IT skills, and the changes that may be necessary in your operations and workflows.
  • Select the Right Cloud Model: There are several cloud models to choose from, including public, private, and hybrid clouds. The right model depends on your agency’s needs, security requirements, and the nature of the data and applications you intend to host in the cloud.
  • Plan for Security and Compliance: Government agencies often handle sensitive data, so security and compliance are critical. Make sure your cloud provider meets all necessary security standards and can help you comply with any regulations applicable to your agency.
  • Manage Change Effectively: The shift to the cloud often requires changes in how your agency operates. Make sure to manage this change effectively, ensuring your team is trained and ready to work in the new environment.
  • Choose a Reliable Partner: A trusted partner like BCS can guide you through the process, helping you make the right decisions, manage the migration, and provide ongoing support.
  • Embrace Continuous Learning and Improvement: Cloud technology evolves rapidly. Stay informed about the latest developments and be ready to adapt your strategy and operations as needed.

In summary, migrating to the cloud can bring significant benefits, but it’s essential to approach it strategically and thoughtfully. With the right planning and support, you can leverage the power of the cloud to help your agency become more efficient, resilient, and responsive.

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Gartner recommends that security and risk management leaders in critical infrastructure sectors develop a holistic approach to security, so that IT, OT and Internet of Things (IoT) security are managed in a coordinated effort.

Our capability has been helping many of our clients transform into more secure IT environments, enhancing their security posture whilst maximising their efficiency, productivity and growth.

Taking the next right step

Technology plays a crucial role in achieving business goals, and the way businesses engage with technology is evolving and can be hard to understand and keep up with. On top of these obstacles, ensuring secure access to critical applications from anywhere and anytime is now more essential than ever.

BCS offers end-to-end cloud services that can help you pave the right path to cloud implementation, adoption and optimisation with ongoing managed services to support you into a more efficient and secure future. The business benefits are truly limitless, why wait?

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