The developer talent pool is notoriously difficult to hire from. There aren’t enough skilled workers for everyone and the ones who are available come at such a high cost, smaller businesses can’t afford them.
But what alternative is there? You could build a team from the ground up, but that only works if you already have someone in-house clued up on all things cloud. And if you rely on a consultant to build a solution, you’ll only become dependent on them until you can hire someone.
In comes co-delivery – the most sustainable and cost-effective approach to cloud adoption. Here, we explore its benefits…
Reduction in cost
Co-delivery is working with a cloud partner so that they can bridge the gaps in your skill set. The best thing about it? Your team will be well-equipped to deal with any future maintenance work, meaning you don’t have to outsource it.
Think about it, if you’re able to upskill your team instead of relying solely on a consultant, you’ve got some home-grown, in-house expertise available to manage the technology. Whereas if you use a consultant to migrate you across then it will be more difficult for your team to complete even the most minor updates due to a lack of training or any formal handover.
But don’t stop there, you need to get to grips with the financial aspects of cloud too. Service providers like ClearCloud can optimise your spend after migrating, so that you better understand your billing and gain more insight into where best to allocate budget.
Speed of delivery
Disruption is one of the main concerns business owners have when it comes to moving from an on-site solution to the cloud. Obviously, the quicker you migrate, the less disruption you’ll experience.
However, there is no stable way to hasten the transitional process without the necessary expertise. So, by having more hands on deck in the form of a cloud partner you’re able to implement solutions that last – in half the time.
34% of businesses suffer cloud failure because of poor expertise. So don’t kid yourself into thinking you can do this quickly without the relevant knowledge. In fact, take the opportunity to learn how the consultancy adopts the technology and apply it to your business model.
By investing in the collective knowledge of your team, you’ll grow engineers of your own. With broadened skill sets, these individuals will be able to not only maintain your solution but advance it.
As their knowledge grows so will their level of expertise to manage the platforms. You’ll steadily be able to try more complex projects, and if you use ClearCloud’s free managed billing service you’ll benefit from a clear and concise bill.
The result? You get to quickly realise the benefits of cloud technologies whilst simultaneously training your team.
How we can help
At ClearCloud, we excel in cloud. Our team are experts in understanding your business objectives and transitioning them into the cloud – all while ensuring your staff have the necessary skills to maintain it themselves.
Not only can we help you with migration, but if you’ve got a legacy system you’d like to salvage, our agile approach ensures you get the support you need. Simply get in touch using our contact form and we’ll arrange a call at a time that suits you.