The wrong way is to view cloud services - whether SaaS, storage, or managed services - as isolated tactical solutions. They may start out looking that way, but soon they take on a life of their own.
Our goal at Lighthouse is to help clients choose, implement, and manage their cloud transition by considering all factors, including compatibility and usability, in addition to functionality and cost.
It takes a little longer, but it's worth it.
The Frankencloud effect takes hold after a growing hybrid architecture with both cloud and on-premises assets starts resembling a monster slapped together from random parts.
You've heard the chilling rumors: multiple log-ins, different UIs, siloed data, missing data, multiple records, disconnected reporting, gaps in service, redundancy in service.
And how do you handle security, account control, and charge backs?
Each cloud service by itself may be great, but together they can be ugly, costly, even dangerous to your data and users' productivity; especially in the midst of an otherwise busy on-premises IT environment.
Yet Frankencloud is avoidable. All it takes is a little planning and a dose of discipline, summed up in our Basic Best Practices for Cloud.
Talk to companies that have executed even basic cloud strategies and they'll tell you stories of improved productivity and lower costs - results that companies without a plan struggle to achieve.
At Lighthouse, we've spent over 22 years solving business problems across a range of IT disciplines. We know how all the pieces of IT fit together, and the painless way to move more cloud into your IT universe.
Director, Cloud Practice
"But you have to move ahead at the right speed. Too slow and you'll be left behind. Too fast and you open yourself to errors."
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Access links to these Lighthouse Cloud Practice publications covering a few of our partner-specific cloud solutions.