August 29, 2017
It’s hard to make an improvement if you can’t tell what’s wrong in the first place. A crucial component to app modernization is being able to identify problems or functions that could be made better. Business owners need to know how to tell if their cloud apps aren’t working as well as they could be, as well as the benefits they’re missing out on by not modernizing their apps. Let’s delve into a few ways you can assess your current cloud app situation and how you can build them out to better help you.
Categorize Your Apps
Before you get too deep into the nitty gritty of app modernization, first you have to know exactly what you’re working with. This means taking the time to do a thorough and extensive audit of your current apps and categorizing them into different types and functions. Not only will this show you just exactly what you have in your cloud utility belt (batarangs not included) but you’ll quickly be able to spot redundancies and missing pieces in your workflow. Are these resources really benefiting your company? How much is getting bogged down by unnecessary apps? Sometimes you have to clean-up what isn’t working so you can better focus on improving what actually gives your company value.
Monitor Performance and Set Benchmarks
When in doubt, look to the data. Regularly check to see how efficient your apps are running. Are they functioning at a rate that can keep up with your business? What does you business even consider a suitable rate for your apps? Talk to your employees and ask them about the app functionality and how it can improve. Also, set some goals for yourself with your apps. Pick quantifiable deliverables that you’d like to see and assess how far off or on the nose you are for hitting those numbers.
Examine Scalability and Potential for Migration
Your cloud apps are only as good as their ability to grow with your business. If your apps aren’t designed to scale and can’t migrate easily between systems, they’re going to be a dead end. All that means is that they’re eventually going to be needed to be replaced. As a business, you need to be thinking about long term solutions. App modernization can help alleviate some of these issues, turning your apps from static tools to diverse solutions that you can re-apply across your systems. Don’t think just about what works for your now – start planning for what’s going to keep working for you in the future.
Need help assessing your apps and finding new ways to get the most of them? Attunix can help transform your cloud apps into better, faster, and stronger assets for your company. Reach out to us today and we’ll help you go through your current app portfolio and get your business running at optimal performance.