With the advancement of cloud technology and the constant innovations, businesses are constantly changing, some willingly and some not so willingly. When the change or changes are constant or large and involved major process changes, based on our experience, it is important to implement a change management system that works alongside the program.
â€œChange management is making and executing a plan to implement a change in your business, with specific focus on helping employees to adjustâ€ Unleashed
Why is change management so important? According to Small Business Trends, there are two key reasons why change management is so important, the first being the employee s resistance to new software.
The adaption of cloud technologies and applications for both small are large businesses is growing rapidly every year, and according to The Australian 2015 was the biggest year to date.
The reason for the cloud push is the tangible cost and performance benefits and 2016 is predicted to see further growth in the cloud market within Australia.
With the support of the Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull, the government is pushing an innovation package that promotes the growth and adoption of new technologies. With this push for innovation, The Australian has predicted five major trends for the cloud in 2016
The cloud is becoming the new way in the business world with the number of small and large businesses moving IT systems to the cloud increasing every year.
There are though two types of clouds, the public and the private and the choice of cloud varies depending on the size of the organisation and what works best when it comes to integration and security.
Large companies across the globe such as Spotify and Netflix have moved their entire IT system to the public cloud according to Information Week . Spotify discovered that they could perform tasks and receive network services with google data platforms, giving the company a significant advantage as it heightened their performance level. Netflix on the other hand moved to the public cloud to assist with their rapid growth, they needed more storage and the ability to add new features in a cost effective and efficient way.
According to Information Age, cloud technology has reached a new level of maturity, and 82% of organisations consider the cloud to be a key part of their IT strategy.
Although the approach to the cloud is maturing along with the applications available, there are still two existing concerns that are deterring organisations from getting on the cloud train; these being security and integrations. There is no doubt as to why these are still major concerns, however they can be eliminated from the get go if there is an initial investment when setting up the cloud.
Lower prices. Better service. More options. The ability to work anywhere. The ability to work collaboratively with your employees and clients. No need to hire an expensive IT department. Eliminating the need to constantly upgrade hardware. If you are a small to medium sized business, working in the Cloud offers all this and more.