3 Strategies to Eliminate Silos in the Multi-Cloud Management Environment
The whole world is moving to the cloud, and undoubtedly that is where the future is. As long as you are clear about the process that you are following to migrate to the cloud and ask the right questions to find the comprehensive cloud migration solution that works for you.
Migration to the cloud is not just an option but a necessity in today’s world to become more flexible, mobile, and cost-effective. With technology innovation on the rise, your business cannot afford to stay old-school and risk being left behind in this competitive environment.
As much as the benefits of the cloud cannot be denied, it is essential to ensure that you do not fall into the trap of siloed information. You will often see that information silos do develop when you have processes and data that exist in different cloud platforms or servers, which do not interact with each other.
However, all is not lost; you can eliminate silos and minimize the adverse effects of those that exist. Some of the reasons that you need to eliminate data silos include:
- Silos can impede the view of data making it difficult to make the right decisions
- There is often a chance of harming data integrity because siloed information may not be updated
- You tend to waste resources when you do not have access to data that you need to make decisions
- Having data silos stops different teams from working in collaboration with each other
Here are three strategies that you can adopt to eliminate or work around silos
Identify the cloud silos
One of the first steps to solve any problem is to ensure that you know what they are, how they affect operations, and where they exist. For instance, you have different tools in your organization like Workday for human resources, Salesforce to manage sales, and Tableau for report generation.
These tools are in most organizations used by different departments, and more often than not, the teams that use these tools do not talk or interact with each other. But there is a connection; the accounts department would need to know how many people are working and the number of sales to generate revenue reports.
Because there is no integration between these applications, there would be potentially the need to email, request, and share the information through various means. The first step to eliminating silos is to recognize and acknowledge the problem.
Establish collaboration between the different teams
While having silos is a problem with cloud applications, it also offers the solution within itself in the form of collaboration and communication tools. Ensure that you talk to different teams and show them the potential problems that could occur due to siloed information.
Ask them to use the same tool so that the exchange of information is immediate, secure, and seamless. Using the same type of collaboration tools will ensure that the teams know what to do and are familiar with the ways to get the information they require from other groups.
Go for a cloud-based workflow solution
The power of the cloud itself can help you here with a workflow solution. Having a solution in place can help you bring all the data and apps together and ensure that communication and collaboration become better.
You can also find a way to centralize data so that access is easier. You can also go a step further and build security and access levels based on user requirements and authority.
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