Why do more than 50 per cent of cloud solution deployments fail?

To succeed, these solutions require operational engagement and a commitment to change management

Today’s business models are facing a prolonged period of accelerated change with a high demand for rapid cloud solution deployments to reduce costs and respond effectively to ‘business disruption’. Global research organisation Forrester predicts that in 2018 cloud computing will accelerate enterprise transformation everywhere, describing it as a ‘must-have business technology’. 

In response, an unprecedented number of organisations are making the move from an ‘on premise’ based IT infrastructure to cloud-based solutions – but, alarmingly, it is predicted that almost 60 per cent of big data projects are expected to fail this year

In my experience, this stems from a fundamental barrier to successful cloud deployment solutions – either a lack of focus on, or a complete resistance to change.

Change processes must be an integral part of any cloud solution deployment

Organisations that fail to manage change effectively face disruption for all the wrong reasons when their project subsequently fails.

Cloud deployment solutions are dynamic and promote best practice in HR. Years of experience and research has gone into creating solutions that are both engaging and easy to use, with intuitive interfaces and processes. At Gavdi, we have a particular expertise in automating customer HR processes with SAP SuccessFactors. This can range from a payroll implementation to core HR and extend to talent areas where the engagement of business users is vital for success.

To succeed, these solutions require operational engagement and a commitment to change management. But, far too often, organisations are simply not willing to make the necessary changes to business processes to ensure their cloud project is a success. 

Is your organisation ‘change agile’ and flexible?

Organisations must recognise that it all begins with change. Not the solution chosen to a large degree or its deployment. Cloud deployments are a means to an end, not the end itself.

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