What is the Cloud Readiness Assessment (CRA)?
The challenge is what to move, how to migrate and importantly what the value is for that change. The cloud readiness assessment provides you with a clear set of objectives and recommendations to facilitate the development of a cloud strategy for your organisation.
So, how do you know, what you don’t know, in order for you and your team to come up with a good, business supported strategy to take advantage of these transformational technologies?
- When the landscape is changing so quickly
- The depth of understanding of these solution is not consistent across your organisation
- When the security and infrastructure implications are not fully understood
What do I get from a Cloud Readiness Assessment?
Comprehensive scoring across all knowledge areas with critical success and challenge factors and detailed scores. Clarity of current state against all participant groups: Executive Management, the business, IT Management and IT Staff.
SCC have defined two levels of Assessment which are broken down in the table below:
The first assessment is the Cloud Awareness Assessment (CAA) and should be used when your organisation has limited resources and no definitive timetable for the delivery of cloud solutions, while a need exists to address the question;”Are we ready to define our position on cloud?”
The second assessment is the Cloud Readiness Assessment (CRA) and should be used when your organisation has Cloud on their agenda as a ‘to do’ and the task is to ‘get it done’. So there is a need to better understand current competencies and establish a consensus across the business in order to move from ‘thought to action’.
A customer can choose to adopt the CAA and then later upgrade to the CRA The difference between the two assessments are as follows:
Measurement and Results
An overall readiness rating across each of the areas assessed, broken down by the different perspectives to give you a view of where you need to invest time to ensure that your resulting strategy is the right one.
Working together and utilising the knowledge and any areas of remediation identified by the Assessment, a program can be quickly put together to ensure that the strategy you develop (or in some cases, validate) will be understood and supported by all stakeholders – the business, your staff. This means that the right solutions can be identified to deliver against that strategy and its associated timelines.
For more information on the Cloud Readiness Assessment please download the whitepaper below: