Implementation of Cloud Applications
The companies’ move towards cloud applications and cloud solutions is not only a shortsighted trend. It is a clear strategy of the business leaders to “get more bang for the buck”. It is more and faster innovation, more flexibility, more interchangeability of software providers, more focus to the end-customers and end-users, less technology dependency, and it’s cheaper in the long run. The subscription model includes all technology and its operation 24x7; many of the topics that made implementation programs fail in the past (see the previous chapter) are no risk factors during cloud implementation programs. One risk area is dominant: the integration between different cloud solutions and the integration to backend systems on-premise need to be managed with technical knowledge and operational experience as we know from a data center operation.