Part of your Cloud Adoption thinking should be ‘Innovation’, a key stalwart of differentiation. Countless ‘Cloud Experts’, from all walks of life talk about it, but few give time to articulate how.
Firstly the definition of ‘Innovation’, all hail Wiki.
“.. the development of new values through solutions that meet new requirements, inarticulate needs, or old customer and market needs in value adding new ways…… accomplished through more effective products, processes, services, technologies, or ideas that are readily available to markets, governments, and society.”
I assume that we all grasp the agility factor of ‘Cloud Computing’. A capability to acquire and allow rapid positioning of I.T services in a very prompt time to market. Industry greeted as ‘Innovation’ due to rapid provisioning.
Continually disregarded in empowering the innovative enterprise is a need for cultural workplace transformation around the ‘Cloud’. Simply having a rapid provisioning of compute achieves no business value whatsoever.
"Also missed on many occasions is the fact that the true value of (private) cloud computing comes from the ability to support business agility, which is actually more of a business benefit than operational cost reductions."
"Creativity, the process of taking ideas and making them into ‘real things’."
"Whosoever desires constant success must change his conduct with the times."