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Recently named by The Globe and Mail as Canada’s hottest cloud start-up company, Next Pathway automates the end-to-end challenges our customers experience when migrating applications to the cloud
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In today’s market, for the vast majority of
companies, the concept of cloud migration is no longer a question of if but
when. The advantages of the cloud are many – accessibility, agility, analytics,
security, scalability, and flexibility. Cloud migration is likely to be
financially beneficial as well! But don’t fall into the false premise that
cloud migration is like pulling off a band-aid – it might be a bit painful at
first but it’s over quickly. We’re going to look at five of the leading
challenges that correlate strongly with cloud migration failures and how to
The initial step is realizing that your company
will likely need to bring in consultants, on a national scale or through a
local agency. Be sure to vet this person or company just as you would when
hiring a full-time employee or team. This is not the time nor place to look for
a cost-cutting high-risk partnership.
The way apps run locally is different from how
they run in the cloud or at least it should to maximize cost savings. Some apps
run at full consumption speed when open if left unmodified and moving this
application to the cloud results in huge costs.
If you are planning to make a large shift to
cloud-based solutions, don’t rely solely upon consultants. Often times,
companies outsource almost all cloud-related matters upfront to experts but, in
the long run, you need those skills and knowledge in a full-time department as
When too many outside consultants are brought
in, communication becomes isolated and the same jobs are paid for multiple
times. Plus, with too many outside consultants making key decisions, subtle
nuances of how your business runs are often lost in the mix. It’s important to
remember that you and your employees are the true experts.
Far too often, a company doesn’t really
understand how much is affected by augmenting from a localized set up to the
cloud. There are likely a ton of facets of your business that you do not work
with directly on a daily basis; however, each part is integral to your company
as a whole. Thus, you need to ensure that all angles and possible challenges
are planned for upfront.
Many times, companies get lost in the lure and
potential of moving to the cloud expecting that their business will grow and
transform quickly. While growth is the goal, it does not always happen
immediately. Setting measurement timelines is key to determining how well the
migration is moving forward but you have to be realistic in these expectations.
Do your research upfront so that you’re educated on what a realistic timeline
for implementation will look like.
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