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Defining Your Cloud Strategy as an Organization

Oct 29, 2021

Rob Koch, Chief Executive Officer at DYOPATH   

The pandemic accelerated many business trends, not least of which was a mass digital transformation as countless organizations moved their operations to the cloud. Microsoft saw two years’ worth of digital transformation in two months. As organizations continue to adapt to the new landscape, collaborating with a Managed Service Provider (MSP) to identify their cloud strategy will determine whether their move is ultimately successful.  

Making this transition is no easy task, and decision makers have often had to act overnight. However, cloud solutions should never be implemented without a conscious strategy that plots out the roadmap ahead – particularly one involving complex IT needs. A successful cloud strategy is based on three basic factors:  

  • Business objectives 
  • Organizational processes 
  • IT components 

If you forego strategy you may face risks like insufficient data recovery that could still sink your business. Based on my experience partnering with a diversity of organizations, a more strategic approach will give you greater flexibility to move workloads between cloud solutions as your needs and costs evolve.  

Why Your Organization Needs a Cohesive Cloud Strategy

Organizations’ current IT must allow for flexibility to stay competitive. More workers are demanding remote capabilities, and data needs to be encrypted and secure wherever they are. At the same time, you don’t want to substitute one IT problem with another. I’ve seen poorly planned cloud deployments saddle organizations with inflexible services that locked their end users into inadequate solutions.  

That’s why it’s important to align all of your cloud solutions. Too many organizations have kept their workloads on-premise and resorted to a patchwork of solutions, only to experience a security breach that exposed their data or shut down operations. Don’t become a statistic. Find the right partner to help you strategize on how to implement a secure cloud that integrates all of your needs.  

What Will Be Included in Your Cloud Migration? 

Organizations of all types and sizes are facing the same basic challenge: understanding the requirements that will drive their cloud strategy. There are many options when it comes to cloud solutions. A  thorough assessment of your existing environment will help you determine which aspects of your IT to move to the cloud and whether additional managed services may be needed.  DYOPATH has a proven track record of connecting corporate strategies with cloud migration plans so that clients achieve more growth and efficiency overall. 

DYOPATH’S team of industry-leading cloud computing experts is ready to strategize with you to ensure your organization implements a cloud solution based purely on your needs. Learn more about our highly customizable Cloud Services on our website, and schedule a meeting today. 

Thank you for taking the time to read this blog. As part of our “The Illusion of Cloud, Don’t Be a Statistic” campaign, we’re showing organizational leaders the best way to implement smart, cloud-based IT services. In my next two blogs, I’ll take a closer look at how to plan and govern your cloud migration. 

Rob Koch, Chief Executive Officer

About the author: Rob Koch is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at DYOPATH and a pioneer within the MSP vertical. He sets the culture, vision, strategy, and overall business direction across DYOPATH. His leadership of DYOPATH is grounded in his values of adventure, determination, health, learning, love, peace, and success.