Businesses that are harnessing the cloud effectively already will be the first to reap its rewards. Building environments capable of rapid, integrated and automated development is empowering businesses to step up to the fore and disrupt their industries with powerful new solutions.
The exponential shift to cloud is encouraging departments other than IT to spend money on technology. They are identifying more intelligent software and applications to increase business efficiencies and to give them the critical edge against their competitors. Experimenting with or seeking out the relevant technology is no longer just the remit of IT. Every position is a technical role. To stay both relevant and significant, each decision maker must become tech-savvy to nimbly navigate the rapidly growing ecosystem of applications, security tools, and networking systems.
With a lack of technical support and expertise available to them in-house, visibility is key to leaders. Lack of clarity can hinder efforts to track or diagnose application performance issues, delay the detection and solution of security vulnerabilities, and fail to monitor and deliver against service-level agreements. Without the right insight into services, including how any variations can impact pricing, a business can quickly accumulate unseen and unbudgeted expenses.
Visibility of cost is crucial and the lack of it can be a major concern for businesses looking to move to the cloud. Costs can sometimes be difficult to estimate, often due to the perceived complexity of the cloud infrastructure. Exceeding consumption forecasts, as well as cloud mismanagement, can lead to a significant unbudgeted spend. Knowing where and how to begin the journey towards cloud cost governance can be a real challenge. Understanding what services are being used, what they cost, how they are used, and how they are being accounted for is a demanding undertaking, particularly with no single management platform where all stakeholders can access the information they need.
Sound overwhelming? It doesn’t need to be.
Beacon, Datacom’s community of management services, gives cloud customers the choice and broad expertise they need to seize the cloud’s real worth. It enables key stakeholders to view, understand and manage their cloud applications in one place and on one dashboard. With the ability to add, remove and scale the service according to individual requirements, users can leverage the cloud’s full scope and possibility, with the confidence of being supported by the breadth of expertise of the Datacom team. All of this is delivered with minimal personal effort, so even the most tech-shy organisations can become tech-confident in no time.