Managing increased cloud growth

Cloud technologies bring a number of innovations to businesses, such as more capable collaboration, communication and improved flexibility.

These advantages over traditional technologies have been a significant driver in the uptake of the cloud, and will certainly continue to push growth

Of course, it's essential that organisations understand how to best manage the implementation of new cloud technologies and the most effective approaches.

Australian cloud growth

Cloud uptake is on the rise in Australia, with a recent forecast by research firm DCD Intelligence predicting that by the end of 2014, nearly 50 per cent of Australian businesses will have deployed cloud systems, or at least have projects underway.

Hybrid cloud projects were identified as a primary method of deployment, which is certainly due to the benefits of utilising two (private and public) capable cloud frameworks.

In turn, the study noted that cloud architecture grew from 11 per cent globally in 2011 to 35 per cent in 2014.

Managing uptake

While upgraded systems and improved infrastructure are necessary to handle new cloud systems, it's equally important that organisation staff understand how to manage these technologies. Simply putting a new cloud data storage system in place without correct management is likely to bring about a significant number of issues.

Two of the most appropriate frameworks to handle a cloud project have been detailed below.

PRINCE2 – This is a framework utilised by the Australian government and a number of organisations in the private sector. It offers a best practice project management model that ensures projects are always delivered to budget and at the appropriate level of quality.

TOGAF – TOGAF is an enterprise architecture methodology designed to improve business efficiency – key when implementing a new technology.

Speak to ALC Training/PDA today to find out more about PRINCE2 training and other world-renowned frameworks and methodologies.