Running IT-as-a-Service Part 33: How to transition to hybrid Cloud
Conclusion: Transitioning to hybrid Cloud might include migration from the current outsourcing contracts and some in-sourced activities to IT-as-a-Service models. The rationale is to accelerate efficiency gains realisation in a timely manner. One of the Procurement Manager’s options is to seek a service broker (e. g. prime contractor) to efficiently undertake the migration without disrupting the current business operations.
IT Procurement Managers should:
- Establish governance arrangements underpinned by an effective organisational structure, tools and processes to select the service broker
- Request the acceptance of the transition plan to become a prerequisite to contract signature
- Manage the new contract until the business objectives are met
One of the migration critical success factors is a detailed transition plan covering the service provider selection and setting the foundation of a healthy relationship between both parties throughout the contract duration.