3 terrifying mistakes to avoid when migrating to the cloud
Its 2019 and the cloud is not new. Most businesses are either in the process of migrating to the cloud or planning a migration. Although cloud computing isn’t a new trend, mistakes can be ghastly. These mistakes are costly and may scare you or your business execs off future cloud ventures. Migrating to the cloud can be tricky. Wouldn’t life be so much easier if you could just lift and shift all your applications at once then sit back and reap the rewards?
Don’t be afraid! A well-thought out plan can stop your cloud migration project turning into a spook-tacular failure.
Check out our top 3 mistakes to avoid when migrating to the cloud.
- Starting without a clear business case
One major mistake we see a lot of businesses make is not analysing their business before they begin a cloud migration project. You need to ask yourself some key questions before you start. What is your end goal? To save money? To increase process efficiency? Another thing to consider is, which apps will you need to migrate and which will need replacing? Before you jump right in, set out a business case listing your reasons to migrate to the cloud and what you want to achieve.
- Underestimating costs
One of the main reasons for migrating to the cloud is to save money. No more costly data-centres and hardware! The problem is, many companies underestimate the costs involved in cloud migration. If your business has a lot of data to move it can take longer than you might think, and time is money!
- Not analysing your apps
It may be tempting but don’t rush into moving everything all at once. You could end up migrating to apps that do not fit your workflow or business need.
For example, you have an application in-house that integrates with an accounting package (like Quickbooks or Sage). You decide to move that package to the cloud (this could be Quickbooks Online, Xero or Sage Cloud). The new cloud-based package might not integrate with your in-house application. This could mean you are unable to invoice your customers. Disaster!
Migrating to the cloud has many fang-tastic benefits and will help you keep up with the competition. However, if you don’t plan carefully the consequences can be deadly! Avoiding the common mistakes mentioned will help you on your way. Better yet, don’t get blood on your hands …for a cloud-migration that spells success use a certified cloud service provider like us! We can work with you and take the bite out of that nasty cloud migration project.
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