Part 4 of our series.

Over the past 5 years, nearly every Community IT infrastructure project has included some cloud document management component. As we have helped clients plan and migrate their platform for managing documents to the cloud, several trends have started to emerge.

In this series of posts we’re covering different aspects of a migration project and how to be successful. As you think more seriously about migrating to a cloud based document management solution please consider our tested and proven methodology:

Engage Senior Management as Champions

Gaining the support and engagement of senior staff is so important, we believe it requires special attention.

One or more members of the senior management team should be designated as a project sponsor to champion the project and give it the appropriate organizational priority to ensure its success. The project sponsor should also be the lead for internal communication and should stress the importance of active participation by all relevant stakeholders.
Here are two concrete examples from our Community IT Innovators experience where executive sponsorship was critical for project success or failure:

Expect the Implementation to Take Time, and Plan for it to Take Time

Timing is vital.

Part 5 in this series is our checklist of questions to ask your IT staff or consultants when you embark on an implementation project.
If you missed the previous posts you’ll find links at the top.
If you’ve missed any of our past webinars or posts on cloud document storage platforms or planning, you can find more resources here.
You can download a pdf (1.2MB) or share this entire series online here.

Johanny TorricoJohan Hammerstrom, Abdul Musa and Carolyn Woodard contributed to this series.