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Cloud computing has revolutionized the way we do business today and an increasing number of businesses are realising the benefits that cloud has to offer. Unfortunately, a good number of businesses tend to fumble up when migrating to cloud.
Here are five silly or to say dumbest mistakes enterprises tend to do in the cloud:
Enterprises often fire employees on legacy systems soon to cover up for cloud migration costs before actually moving to cloud, which is one of the biggest mistakes enterprises do. Cloud migrations may take months or say a year to complete. Thus, businesses would still need their legacy systems during the transition period. This is the reason you would still require the staff of your legacy systems.
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Migrating to cloud comes at the cost of waiving some degree of admin control. Yes, your IT crew will no longer enjoy instant/direct access to the cloud platform that hosts your enterprise applications. On the other hand, locating and troubleshooting a problem becomes intricate, as you will always find yourself in the riddle: was it the cloud vendor, network or the application itself? This calls for establishing visibility and control over your cloud based enterprise application.
When migrating to cloud, the journey can be made a lot smooth if the cloud vendor offers you with same middleware and operating systems that you were using for your on-premise system. Here, the biggest advantage of compatibility is that all your applications can be migrated to cloud minus extensive rewrites or tweaks thus, saving money, time and efforts.
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Often, enterprises jump onto the cloud with wrong applications, which can lead to serious damage. This is why it is advisable to first understand and identify the applications that are ready to move to cloud before you actually kick-start the migration process.
Security has to be the top priority when dealing with cloud. The degree of security you intend to have for a particular cloud application should essentially depend on the sensitivity of data the application deals with. For enterprise applications that deal with super sensitive data such as that of accounting, it is advisable to consider encryption, authentication and access controls. Avoid excess security layers, as it may slow down the processes only to irate the users.
Last but not the least, the most sorted way to curb cloud mistakes is to engage an experienced cloud vendor or partner. It is always good to have a crew of experts and Sage Software Solutions (P) Ltd. has successfully managed hundreds of cloud migrations for businesses of all sizes across the country. We look after your cloud migration journey from start to completion. You can SMS SAGE to 56767 or write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org for consultation and free demo.