Bring your assessment of business requirements and current infrastructure to all relevant stakeholders for input. Infrastructure affects every department in your organization, so go beyond your usual IT decision makers. Reach out to leaders in your financial, marketing, operations and human resources departments and discuss what their top priorities are.
Involving these stakeholders throughout the process will help you define governance, control, design and operational considerations. You should work with them to outline benchmarks assessing progress towards goals that grow the business.
Prepare for a smooth transition
Maximize the potential of your hybrid cloud by employing a structured approach along with industry best practices. Ultimately, you’ll want to take a look at the effect of cloud computing delivery or consumption models on IT governance, organization and service delivery processes. This can help to address challenges such as skills gaps, standardization issues, organizational behavior and governance as part of an overall transformation plan.