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Why Cloud Adoption Is More Than just Doing It Right – It’s About Avoiding Pitfalls Too

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CloudComputing has evolved from a buzzword to a business imperative. With Gartner projecting global public cloud spending to soar to nearly $600 billion by 2023, the stakes are high. Yet, embracing the cloud isn’t merely a technical endeavor, it’s a strategic journey fraught with challenges and opportunities.

The Cost of Missteps

While the benefits of the cloud are compelling in terms of faster innovation, scalability, and cost-efficiency – many organizations fall short of realizing these advantages. Why? Here are some common missteps:

– Clinging to outdated infrastructure mindsets
– Overlooking governance and resource management
– Neglecting cost optimization and performance tuning
– Ignoring cloud sprawl and waste management
– Neglecting #DevOps culture and automation
– Prioritizing tools over talent
– Failing to define and measure success
– Charting a Course for Success

Avoiding these pitfalls requires a proactive approach. I would suggest the following 𝒃𝒆𝒔𝒕 π’‘π’“π’‚π’„π’•π’Šπ’„π’†π’” basis my past journey:

– Tailor your cloud strategy based on service type and purpose
– Establish a Cloud Center of Excellence for governance and guidance if possible
– Foster a culture of innovation and collaboration
– Continuously optimize and align with business goals
– Prioritize scalability, reliability, and security
– Leverage data analytics for informed decision-making
– Invest in workforce skills and continuous learning


Cloud adoption is a journey, not a destination. By understanding what to avoid and embracing best practices, organizations can navigate this complex landscape successfully.

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