Why your cloud migration strategy should consider the risks as well as the rewards?

Why your cloud migration strategy should consider the risks as well as the rewards?

Cloud Migration Strategy

Let’s spare a thought for IT decision-makers. These gatekeepers of an organisation’s technology have a lot on their mind, as they attempt to juggle different elements of the IT procurement process: innovation, data security, budget. Keeping IT infrastructure up to date and secure without breaking the bank is no mean feat – even for the experts.

With 2019 now in full swing, where should these decision-makers – both IT-professionals and the business leaders that hold the purse strings – focus their attention? According to this year’s Computer Weekly/TechTarget IT Priorities survey, cloud migration is their top priority.

So, is it time to take your head out of the clouds and migrate your data and applications into it?

Understanding your options in the cloud

Implementing positive change will benefit your business in the long-term but can lead to disruption in the short-term, if not managed properly. Therefore, shifting from the traditional IT operating model to cloud computing requires careful planning and the development of an effective migration strategy.

Having a clear understanding of your cloud migration options allows you to configure your deployment in a way that fits your business requirements.

Risk and reward of migrating to the cloud

It’s easy to get swept away with the benefits of implementing innovative IT initiatives. And when it comes to cloud migration, there’s no deny