Recently, I called on a TDS client for whom we had just completed a data center assessment in advance of an upcoming move we are going to be executing for them. As we listened to them, I was struck by the pressure they were getting from senior management and the company’s board to articulate a “strategy” for cloud computing. With all the focus on cloud, it’s an obvious question — but still one they struggle with.
You could see these clients were torn: on the one hand, they really want a cloud strategy — they’re true believers that it can increase agility and deliver better service. But on the other hand, they just want to get their move done. And they want to develop a coherent plan for implementing cloud technologies before the subject gets taken out of their hands and becomes a directive instead of a question.
That got me thinking: what should you say and do in this situation? Consider these three simple ideas:
If you, like the clients I talked with, need to move data centers and are thinking about the cloud, we’d be happy to elaborate on these ideas. Just contact us.
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