Even with the massive advancements in technology, not all businesses and organizations have moved their IT operations into the cloud and we would be lying to ourselves if we expected this to be the case. There are various legit reasons as to why the organizations are not quick to embrace this technology, the least of which being the fact that on-premise IT system provides you control over all your data and the infrastructure.
However, even while the above is true, no we cannot reject the major benefits that the cloud brings including flexibility, efficiency, increased functionality and cost. With that in mind, you should know that there are varying degrees of the cloud and it comes in many different models, all of which you should consider before you can make a decision. TD Web services can however help you make this choice as is best for your company.
The pressure on the IT experts is however bound to increase to make decisions as they are continually expected to provide answers to questions that are very reasonable including; is the on-premise IT approach the best framework for asset management to use for the shareholders? Does using such an approach place the organization at a position to exploit tools and techniques that are emerging fast? How can the organization maintain control of the strategic assets in IT and still be in a position to make the IT investments productive year after year?
Getting the best approach
Having an asset management strategy that is improving by the day is very crucial for the business to succeed. It is for this reason that you should always ask yourself if the on-premise approach that you are employing is really optimal.
For this, TD Web services can conduct a comprehensive assessment on the approach to help you to determine some of the aspects of the approach that make it under perform. These aspects include;
- Increasing and improving on the technical capacity of the approach is very risky as the computational capacity that is required must be calculated well in advance.
- Whenever the estimates are not in line with reality, additional capacity will often go unused or worse still is not available when it is required.
- For the IT team to effectively invest in the additional computational capacity will need to have a very broad and deep understanding of the needs of the project, the life cycles and the trends in technology.
Having a technical team with the talent to call upon at all times is a challenge. Attracting them is even harder as most of the highly skilled technical staff are expensive and will require a lot of attention from the management.
The required uptake of the upcoming trends in technologies are inconsistent. The process of trial, awareness, adoption and adaption of the new technologies is highly unstructured, slow and reactive.
Introducing a change in a business is not encouraged as the modernization of the legacy systems is at many times postponed. You should note that the process of updating the existing systems to become more responsive to the needs of the business is more of a cost rather than an opportunity. In addition, the pace of making the improvements to the unit processes in a business is always limited by the aging applications that are often expensive to overhaul.
At this point, you should note that making the shift to the cloud is not an all or nothing affair. The cloud approach will still let you retain some of your on-premise IT if you prefer it that way or get rid of it altogether. These however will be determined by some factors that we would be glad to go over with you after conducting an assessment of the organization’s needs. And believe this, a lot of assessment is required to make the right decision of whether the approaches should be combined or not. We will hold our hand all the way, providing you with a deeper understanding of the cloud and the options available to guide you in making the right choice.