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How to avoid cloud migration hangover?

How to avoid cloud migration hangover?
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As the cloud turns more agile, so is the approach to migration has. Though migrating to cloud is perceived as a smart business move by tech pundits, having a blueprint for the journey is the key to painless migration and long-term success. Cloud guarantees improved efficiency, agility, cost savings and more storage capacity compared to its on-premise counterpart. However, migration to cloud is always a sophisticated process that requires prudency and time.

Unfortunately, cloud computing is still an alien concept for many business owners around the world, which is the reason they are stuck in ice-age using standalone/legacy or on-premise enterprise solutions. If you are about to take that plunge, then here’s how to go about it and avoid cloud migration horror story scenarios.

  1. Brace for the migration well in advance

First and foremost, make sure that everyone in the organisation gets on-board for the exodus. Is your workforce aware about cloud and its implications? As the transition would deal with huge volumes of data, make sure that your on-premise security infra/system is capable to handle potential security threats during the transition. These are some basic points to keep in mind when preparing your organisation for the migration.

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  1. Third-party integrations

Ensure that the cloud application or platform supports integration with other third-party enterprise applications including website and email channels. Further, make sure that cloud migration experts and consultants provide you with a detailed understanding and consultation pertaining to data loss, recovery and protection.

  1. Be clear with your objectives

The most convincing reason for a business to switch to cloud is to meet its increasing demands for efficiency and agility. Other reasons may include organisational change, merger and acquisition or a change in corporate objective. Irrespective of the reason for flying to the cloud, business leaders and entrepreneurs ought to have a lucid understanding of why they are migrating to the cloud, and ensure everyone in the company understands its importance.

  1. Determine the resources you intend to move

Moving your business operations to cloud eradicates the hassles of buying on-premise IT infra and related costs. Also, it enables anytime-anywhere access to enterprise applications/data on the go. That being said, it is advisable to decide the resources you’ll be moving and the need to do the same. Having a good idea about the volume of IT resources that you’ll free up allows your tech crew to focus on other innovative and critical stuffs.

  1. Brace for impact

Be prepared for temporary downtime. Here, assessing your organisation’s ability to handle such situations would help avert unnecessary obstacles post migration. This is the reason you ought to come up with a full-proof migration strategy that includes a plan to mitigate such risks and survive the cloud exodus successfully.

At the end of the day after a handful of minor humps, you would realise that the benefits of migrating to cloud outweigh all the pains endured in the process.

If you are looking out for any assistance with migrating to cloud or are starting your journey afresh, reach us here. You can also SMS SAGE to 56767 or drop us a mail at sales@sagesoftware.co.in for a free demo and consultation.

Disclaimer: All the information, views and opinions expressed in this write-up are those of the authors and their respective web sources and in no way reflect the principles, views or objectives of Sage Software Solutions (P) Ltd.

 

Sources: DZone, Tech Advisory & A Cloud Guru.

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