Tips from the trenches for a successful cloud migration

 

It’s no secret the trend to the cloud is gaining momentum. Adoption of cloud-based solutions across firms of all sizes was up an average of 68% in 2018 in comparison to just 51% in 2015, according to ILTA’s 2018 Technology Survey results. Not surprising are three high ranking reported barriers to cloud adoption: Cost, client restrictions, and integration and expandability. This article touches on the considerations that most affect a successful transition to the cloud.

Migrations are well known for being rough, but thorough scoping and planning go a long way toward helping firms make the move as smoothly as possible by reducing unexpected surprises and costs. Choosing experienced partners and vendors, coupled with detailed planning, will deliver a new environment set-up for efficiency and growth. The end goal is to optimize workflow and stay competitive.

Technically, migrating data to the cloud comes with a unique set of challenges. For example, taking your Document Management System (DMS) to the cloud requires a different approach than a traditional database migration, as everything must go through the cloud's API. This is where partnering with a seasoned integration services provider and utilizing a proven migration tool with appropriate capabilities can make a big difference in the success, duration, and cost of your project.

 

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