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Companies are continuing to
vocalize their appreciation for the cloud-based infrastructure which is no
surprise for anyone up to date on this bustling industry. As your company
weighs its options concerning a cloud migration strategy, note that there is no
one-size-fits-all approach. It’s important to consider cloud adoption from a
variety of angles and perspectives and dispel some common misconceptions before
The top three thinking points for
cloud migration that every CIO should consider are as follows:
When companies become too
aggressive with their cloud migration strategy, they are likely to overspend
and under plan. If an application doesn’t need to be immediately refactored for
the cloud environment, there is no need to force it at the onset of data
migration. This only leads to increased costs, both direct and indirect. The
direct costs come from data transference and application refactoring while the
indirect costs come in the form of massive retraining efforts and changing
workloads of your employees or an enterprise-wide scale as well as loss in
productivity during this time frame.
Having a specific cost-optimization
process in place ensures that decisions concerning the migration strategy are
made with the highest ROI opportunities at the forefront.
Refactoring has the highest level
of variability throughout the migration project. While many legacy applications
can be refactored for cloud deployments, the key idea is to start with any
application that gives you the biggest bang for your buck. Ensure that the
benefits regarding how these applications will function using cloud technology
are worth the costs associated with their migration. If a current application
is likely to have little initial ROI, leave its cloud migration process for
Countless events have made the news
lately with one major concept in common: cybersecurity and data breaches.
There’s an old saying that no press is bad press; however, when it involves
customer data confidentiality, it’s definitely bad press.
The most influential financial
decisions people make in their lives often require that some very private
information is provided – social security numbers, credit card numbers, bank
accounts, you name it!
While this kind of information may
seem arbitrary and random to the cloud service which stores and ties this data
to other contents, they represent the summation of hard work, dedication, and
financial lives of our customers. Thus, although ROI and cloud infrastructure
are important factors to consider as your business migrates and evolves,
security must always be the root that supports every new branch your company
grows or reshapes.
After all, it takes building over
years and years, helping one client after another achieve success, and
overcoming countless other challenges for a company to define its brand and
expand its customer base. It only takes one incident of insecure data to lose
the trust of your customers.
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