Is your cloud system a mess? Our self-assessment tool will tell you

By David Taber, CIO |  Cloud Computing

  • How many people have cloud administration privileges?
  • How many system administrators have not taken formal admin training or certification?
  • Divide the total number of reports, views and dashboards by 100.
  • Divide the total number of users by 100.
  • Divide the total number of tables and directories by 100.
  • How many of your stores exceed the allowed capacity or quota?
  • How many system objects or directory trees have no descriptive documentation about them?

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Cloud System Integration

Again, give yourself 1 point for each "unit" that's implied in the question.

  • How many third-party products and services are integrated with your cloud solution?
  • How many third-party products and services are open source or unsupported by a vendor?
  • How many third-party products haven't been updated in more than 18 months?
  • How many of these integrated systems share a user license in the cloud with a user or other integrated system?
  • How many of the systems' formulas or workflows do processing that spans system boundaries-for example, scoring that's done partially in one cloud and partially in another?
  • How many external systems are not fully internationalized for character set, currency and sorting?
  • How many "integrations" are done by re-keying data or export/import cycling CSV or XLS files?
  • How many unplanned outages or lost transactions did your cloud integrations experience in the last 12 months?

Proper Automation

Finally, give yourself 1 point for each "unit" that's implied in the question.


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