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Are you making the most of cloud capabilities in your organisation? Are you setting the competitive pace by using it to drive innovation? Perhaps you’re still building on success to establish a lead, or maybe you’re chasing the rest of the pack? Find out where you stand in the cloud race by completing the questionnaire below.

For every statement that applies, tick it and award yourself a point. Tally them up and see if you are on track.

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Are you leading or lagging in the race to cloud

  1. 1. Are you making the most of cloud capabilities in your organisation? Are you setting the competitive pace by using it to drive innovation? Perhaps you’re still building on success to establish a lead, or maybe you’re chasing the rest of the pack? Find out where you stand in the cloud race by completing the questionnaire below. For every statement that applies, tick it and award yourself a point. Tally them up and see if you are on track. What are you using the cloud for internally? Automating tasks to save money. Streamlining operations to free management time and focus on more productive tasks. Promoting collaboration between teams to promote smarter working, tap previously unexploited knowledge and break down barriers to innovation. Hosting servers previously managed internally. Working with your suppliers and industry to drive down costs and realise mutual efficiencies. Using it to help tap niche areas of expertise and knowledge outside the business. What are you using the cloud for externally? How does your organisation use the cloud to serve customers? Running web and social media applications. Using advanced analytics and social media tools to respond better and improve customer communications. Using a broader range of data to anticipate customer needs, shape new products and identify new markets. ARE YOU LEADING OR LAGGING IN THE RACE TO CLOUD? How many points did you score? You are achieving greater efficiency through cloud, but could differentiate your business further by making it more responsive to customer needs via cloud. Your ultimate aim could be to put cloud at the centre of your mobile, social and data strategies. You are achieving greater efficiency through cloud, but could differentiate your business further by making it more responsive to customer needs via cloud. Your ultimate aim could be to put cloud at the centre of your mobile, social and data strategies. You are still cautiously exploring cloud’s capabilities. To drive competitive advantage, you will need to analyse how your operational and strategic goals can further benefit from cloud. Investigate how cloud can automate work, streamline supplier relationship and boost internal collaboration. You are still cautiously exploring cloud’s capabilities. To drive competitive advantage, you will need to analyse how your operational and strategic goals can further benefit from cloud. Investigate how cloud can automate work, streamline supplier relationship and boost internal collaboration. You have deployed cloud on a broad scale to secure efficiencies, get closer to customers and are gaining competitive advantage over rivals. Continuing to innovate with cloud services will keep you ahead of the pack. You have deployed cloud on a broad scale to secure efficiencies, get closer to customers and are gaining competitive advantage over rivals. Continuing to innovate with cloud services will keep you ahead of the pack. 7 OR LESS7 OR LESS8 TO 128 TO 12 ABOVE 12ABOVE 12ABOVE 12ABOVE 12 1 2 How is your department/organisation using the cloud to reshape itself? Indirectly, by seeking to be leaner thus freeing managers to innovate. Strengthening collaboration via the cloud to improve workflow and speed innovation. Using it to add new features and services to existing products. By using analytics to unearth commercially useful insights from Big Data. By sharing data seamlessly across applications. It enables the business to make evidence-based decisions because it lies at the heart of social, mobile and analytics strategies. How does the cloud help you use data to make better decisions? 44 5 33

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