Cloud Assessment & Planning


One of the most integral procedures undertaken on a priority basis is the assessment and future planning of the managed services tenure in a company. A cloud assessment basically involves an organisation devoting time to the evaluation of available resources, especially in the context of IT, and then making a decision based on whether they are ready to migrate to a cloud management of services or not.

An organisation that spends a considerable amount of time in planning and preparing it’s resources and allocating specific services which are to be managed on the cloud has a significantly higher chance of saving precious time as well as money as migrating to cloud, even if it is a one-time process, can be quite exhaustive on your budget and schedule.

The entire process of cloud assessment and planning can be broken down into 5 essential steps:

1. Assessment

The first step involves analysing your business environment, which includes determining whether operations are required to be moved, and to what extent do wish to migrate to cloud. With a thorough understanding and research of the internal business processes and environment, comes a better sense of judgement of deciding which applications or data needs to be moved.

Taking into account the ’total cost of ownership’ ( TCO ), a calculated approach can be taken in order to migrate key business processes in a safe and secure manner.

2. Planning

The next step in the effective cloud assessment is the planning phases. Once the operations have been taken into consideration and the resources have been allocated, the migration procedure must be carefully mapped out, respective responsibilities must be designated as per corporate governance structure and finally a strategy must be put in place for the way forward

3. Visualisation

A large amount of key information or data, displayed in the form of pictures, can do wonders for the entire team to be on the same page.  An effective visualisation of business process integration can help boost productivity and help in clearing roadblocks.

4. Preparation

Coming to one of the most important steps, the right preparation in terms of mainly security, is crucial for any migration process as security is the main concern for organisations, especially in today’s digital world where hacking and security breaches are rampant.

5. Estimation

Finally, it boils down to the bottomline. Managing the costs, which might have reduced significantly if these steps are followed correctly, is of course the most important step as increasing ROI is the whole point of cloud migration. Running a comprehensive analysis on the costing of OnPremise &  IT support and cloud support is done in this step, to check which is the most profitable option for you.


In closing, IGT provides you with an in-depth cloud assessment and planning process that is carried out by experienced industry professionals who will ensure a step-by-step process is followed, keeping your company’s productivity and profitability in mind. Get in touch to kick start a seamless switch to the cloud managed services way of life with a true and trusted name in the industry- IGT.