Business Readiness: The Ripple Effect of Hybrid Cloud
As IT takes a seat at the decision-makers table, it’s important to emphasize that a hybrid cloud approach is giving IT the ability to do what organization needs. There has been no shortage of headlines about the benefits of hybrid cloud, and the greater flexibility it provides with the improved efficiency. And while those benefits may seem hard to upstage, there’s a ripple effect that is being formed around the adoption of hybrid cloud.
In large part the next wave of discussion about the hybrid cloud is shifting towards the long-term, high-impact business opportunities. The focus of the buzz is centered around “business readiness” or transforming the way IT works so that it’s ready to support the business and its needs.
Changing Role of IT
Managing an organization’s infrastructure has never been a simple task. New technologies, software, devices and increased data have all introduced a different level of complexity into the IT environment over years. In the recent years the organizations have become more reliant on technology and software to conduct the business.
Trying to keep up all the changes while also “keeping the lights on” for the organization left little time for the IT team to go deeper into the technologies and identify different use cases that could add greater business values. Likewise, the hybrid cloud is helping organizations to transform their operational models across technology, people and processes. As IT’s role in the decision- process grows, organizations will find their biggest competitive advantage is simply being business ready.
Being Business Ready
As business changes, the companies that are best positioned to act on the changing dynamics tend to be the ones that set the trends. This is clear in key industries, where top performing organizations are 88% more likely to adopt hybrid cloud solutions. In the age of the hybrid cloud, the business mantra applies just as much as it did 100 years ago.
Now that so much more of the technology is defined by software, it has become increasingly flexible and business ready. Hybrid cloud is the latest iteration of this trend, positioning IT as the innovation center for competitive advantage over any organization.
Reducing Unknowns of the Future
That readiness takes on a new level of importance in the cloud age because an investment in the cloud is so different from the way organizations previously invested in IT technology infrastructure.
In the past when companies looked five years ahead, they saw and understood the aging of technology equipment. Today the landscape is very different- full of unknowns around the cloud-based apps, the costs associated with the scaling for new business or the risks involved with something new. That’s why it’s paramount that IT has a seat at the business decision makers table.
Focus on Solutions
The IT environment, like many other pieces of a business puzzle, continues to evolve and mature as it responds to many changing technologies. And like many other developments over the years- from the mainstream adoption of the internet to the smartphone access on the company network.
The hybrid cloud is a bit unique in its own way because if fundamentally changes IT and its business role. It basically presents a new approach to doing business, a change in the way companies make their investments and the speed in which they react to changing dynamics. To know more about the need of cloud and the migration over cloud, you can contact TechNEXA Technologies from our contact page.