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  1. The development of a plan of action is the primary step
  2. Next comes the preparation for the execution of the plan
  3. Establish the procedure and finalize the plan of action while mitigating as much risk as possible
  4. Optimise the final plan according to the needs and resources available and scale the functions and requirements
  5. Collaborate with various departments to ensure the uniform integration of cloud strategy
  • Software-as-a-Service (Saas): The most popular kind of SaaS would be Google applications or Microsoft Teams
  • Infrastructure-as-a-Service (Iaas): Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Cloud Platform (GCP) are IaaS
  • Platform-as-a-Service (Paas): Google App Engine can be considered a kind of PaaS
  • File Sharing + Data Storage: Dropbox, Box, Google, Apple- all these give an option of file sharing and data storage
  • Big Data Analysis: Civis Analytics, Microsoft Azure, Cloudera- all these contribute to big data analysis
  • Data Governance: Carbonite and Egnyte can be cited as examples of Data Governing platforms
  • Cybersecurity: Forcepoint and JumpCloud provide cyber security
  1. Change the perception of the cloud strategy- though it is for the IT department, it is not JUST for the IT industry
  2. Know how much can your small or large business be affected by the right implementation of the cloud strategy
  3. Make a list of the goals you wish to achieve by the implementation of the cloud strategy
  4. Choose the right cloud deployment model after assessing the condition and requirements of your company’s IT department
  5. Prioritize your goals and align the cloud strategy with the most important goal in focus.
  6. Review the situation of the service once to have decided to shift it to a cloud technology
  7. Do not forget to analyse the risks associated with the cloud service that you have chosen and take steps to mitigate it
  8. Communicate the new strategy to everyone in your organization who would be affected by it and prepare them for the implementation
  9. Launch the cloud strategy and reap its benefits
  1. If you plan to implement the cloud strategy in your business model, the understanding of this strategy should be conveyed beyond the IT department to the executives as well. This will help them understand, connect with, and thus apply it in business better.
  2. Draft a baseline that examines the entire scope, objectives, and limitations associated with the cloud strategy and make sure to stick to the baseline in the Future
  3. Choose the kind of service strategy that you are willing to implement- a public strategy, a strategy where you develop the solution of your requirements, or a hybrid model of service
  4. Make sure to discuss and limit the finances associated with the cloud strategy implementation covering important aspects like the transparency of funds, budgeting issues, and predicting any fluctuations.
  5. Plan on an inventory analysis to ensure you have detailed information on the workload taken care of by the cloud technology.
  6. Though cloud technologies are pretty safe, do not rule out the need for cloud security! Especially when it comes to public cloud providers, you cannot let sensitive organizational data get in their hands. This is why there is a need to develop a cloud security strategy.
  7. Ensure that you have the right support team in your organization to ensure the successful implementation of the cloud strategy- skilled employees, infrastructural facilities, technology, equipment, and even the right managers.
  1. The storage capacity will increase tremendously, and the cloud servers will provide large storage spaces in small amounts due to better technology and stiff competition coupled with higher demand
  1. Better security systems will be developed for cloud systems because much of the highly sensitive, confidential data will be saved that would need to be protected from cyber-attacks.
  2. It is estimated that with the further development of SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS, about 60% of the workload will be shared by the cloud strategies to make the functions more reliable, easier, and quicker.
  3. Cloud computing would revolutionize the way data is analysed by linking two machines and establishing a communication channel between them. This would greatly increase the speed and accuracy of data processing with minimum human involvement to minimize the scope of human error.

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