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Reallocating resources: Moving to the cloud to refocus IT efforts

Ed Turner discusses how moving to the cloud enabled Taylor Vinters’ ?IT team to focus on high-value strategic projects

28 August 2012

Key takeaway points:

  1. Look to refocus your in-house skills on other projects –leave the operations to your service provider.

  2. Not all cloud providers are equal – look at the services they provide, not the technology.

  3. Be prepared – things will go wrong in transition.

  4. If you do it right, the cloud will save you money.

  5. Talk to your clients and prepare them for change – don’t underestimate the importance of this.

 

Following a period of rapid growth across all areas of our business, including the opening of new offices ?in Singapore and London, Taylor Vinters ?had reached the point where our existing ?IT infrastructure could no longer scale ?to support our rapidly-evolving ?business needs.

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