While IT spending is flat, cloud spending is expected to double in just four years, according to research firm IDC. Therefore, the time is now to think about how you are going to transition some of your business to the cloud. At XChange Latin America, two keynote speakers offered solution providers some very tactical advice on how to think about cloud offerings, how to transition to this model and how to package services to take advantage of the platform.
For those that make the transition within the first year, expect to see a 5 percent to 15 percent increase in revenue, 28 percent more customers and 40 percent to 50 percent margins derived from these services, according to research provided at the show.
Here are eight tips to help you get started on the cloud journey.