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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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No matter what industry you’re in, chances are that you’ve been challenged with a legacy system when deciding to make the move to the cloud. There can be many inherent challenges in this process, ranging from file types to upload speed. To keep things simple, there are five key topics and takeaways that a business needs to have at the forefront of their minds during this process:
Did you know that there is actually
an incredibly small portion of the population that is truly able to multi-task?
This means only some people’s brains are capable of genuinely working on
multiple projects at once. With this in mind, when it comes to a data migration
strategy, we need to accept that this is a task unto itself that deserves the
utmost attention. Far too often, businesses see migrating data as a background
task when, in reality, it should be its own project. This way, the process
works successfully the first time and you don’t risk as much troubleshooting
When it comes to estimating how long
a full migration of all your business’s legacy data to a cloud environment is
going to take, being realistic means overestimating and being pleasantly
surprised when jobs are finished ahead of schedule. Researching various data
migration software and applications that can help estimate the amount of time
needed can help make this process less painful and avoid potential profit losses
and disruptions in workflows.
When it comes to cloud migration,
most people think of it in terms of a personalized approach, perhaps
downloading from an external hard drive to your desktop and then uploading it to
a cloud provider linked to your email platform. While this is quick and
seemingly painless for your personal data, when it comes to the massive amounts
of data integration your business likely has, it’s going to be much more
complex and time-consuming project. This is where professional guidance in
terms of how to best automate this process is exceptionally beneficial.
So, what does the cloud migration
process mean for your sales team? How about the backend developers? Customer
service? There are countless facets to cloud migration in a business and each
part has a different level of impact and potential changes that they will face.
Include all stakeholders in the planning of the data migration plan to ensure
there are no critical interruptions.
Once you’ve fully mapped out and
planned the initial steps for the first, second, or even tenth round of cloud
migration of historical data, you need to start looking into the horizon. With
every potential change that your enterprise thinks about making, it’s important
to consider the complexity and how many small ripples can spill over into the
various facets of your business. What might be a small change for the staffing
manager and their team could be a one-eighty for the sales manager. Benefits
and pitfalls of migrating and additional cloud-based analytic processes must
always be at the forefront of the conversation.
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