We are in the middle of the cloud revolution. In 2016 the cloud accounted for over 50% of IT spend (Gartner), and now, in 2017, over 50% of companies are operating in the cloud. For those not yet fully in the cloud, it is often the complexities of establishing a robust but agile hybrid cloud architecture that have delayed the move. These are the businesses this paper is designed to help.
This paper is intended to give IT Directors, CIOs and CTOs, reminders and ideas, with access through online sources and further reading to deeper information, it is also meant to work as an introduction for non-technical senior managers. The paper has been structured as a framework for the planning (Part 1) and implementation (Part 2) phases, with tips based on what has gone before and a snapshot of the sort of things you need to consider, learn about and do in order to research, develop, build and move into a hybrid model that works hard for − and can transform − your business.