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Developing Your Cloud Strategy

Leading up to Oracle Open World, I had the chance to sit down with JP Morgenthal, director of Perficient’s, cloud computing & devops practice. We spoke about cloud, market trends, and our solutions that help clients navigate cloud and devops. In this 4-part video series we will cover some of the many questions Perficient has received from strategy development and organizational readiness, to common market perceptions and characteristics of the cloud.

Question #1: With all the hype around cloud, how do I develop a solid strategy?

Cloud encompasses a wide array of solutions that incorporates interests across many facets of the business.  There are Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions that do not require traditional IT services to support or deploy. Businesses can choose to use public or private cloud implementations for their applications and data. Security and audit groups need to now understand cloud service provider offerings in addition to their own data center architecture. These are just a few examples why businesses need to approach cloud strategically by defining governance and policy in advance of moving to cloud.

A cloud assessment provides analysis across the spectrum including:

  • Workload migration weighting
  • Roadmap with timeline and stages for various deliverables
  • Personnel recommendations
  • Architectures
  • Hardware & software acquisition targets
  • Product and services recommendations
  • Risk mitigations
  • Financial requirements

To learn more about Perficient’s Oracle solutions in the cloud, stop by booth #2221.  The next blog in the series will review the basic tenants on how to decide when and where to use the cloud.

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Beth Martin

I work with our emerging solutions practices to ensure we have a powerful marketing strategy, value proposition and lead the go-to-market streams for the emerging partnerships within Perficient. With over 20 years in B2B marketing focusing on software & consulting , I help businesses optimize go-to-market activities including but not limited to strategic planning, messaging, advertising, collateral, events and content.

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