Since its inception almost a decade ago, cloud computing has remained at the core of digital disruption. From the growing applications of Software as a Service (SaaS) that allows businesses to procure solutions with little or no assistance from the IT function to investments in public cloud infrastructure that offers unparalleled scalability and accessibility benefits, cloud computing has benefited organizations in a multitude of ways.
However, for many businesses, implementing cloud computing and getting value from it do not necessarily go hand in hand. The growing number of cloud services and solutions creates a level of complexity that’s challenging at best, and presents an insurmountable barrier at worst.
Whether an organization is a provider of PaaS (Platform as a Service), IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service), or SaaS solutions, or it’s a business ready to leverage the many benefits of cloud, navigating through the increasingly complex cloud environment and realizing the true potential of cloud investment requires deep strategic insight, technical expertise, and market knowledge.
In addition to a lack of strategic approach towards cloud computing, ensuring compliance remains another major challenge for cloud computing providers. Since legal and regulatory requirements vary depending on where cloud computing resources are located, how data is transmitted, and who has access to the information, cloud computing providers with a geographic footprint face immense challenges in ensuring compliance.
Apart from compliance, data privacy and information security being the top the priority-list of all cloud computing providers, as well as Chief Information Officers (CIO). Ensuring data security requires constant adjustments to security concepts based on changing customer needs. In addition, data encryption continues to play a major role in ensuring foolproof transmission and storage of data in the cloud.
To address all these challenges, businesses need to create a complete roadmap before embracing cloud computing. It is also important to keep in mind that not all applications or processes can utilize cloud computing due to security and regulatory concerns. To identify such processes and finding alternative ways to improve their efficiency, businesses need the right people with the right skill set and experience.
At Allen Austin, our objective is to help our clients make a successful transition to the cloud, mitigate the risks associated with it, and reap its true benefits. We achieve this mission by helping businesses hire the top global talent that not only has deep technical expertise, but also the strategic insight required to anticipate, mitigate, and manage risks.
As a leading executive search firm, Allen Austin adopts a methodical approach towards executive search and leadership development. We understand the unique talent needs of a business and fulfill them by helping them recruit and retain cross-functional leaders who possess the required skill set to fuel their company’s transition to the cloud.