For the last few years we’ve been hearing about the benefits (and all the permutations!) of the cloud. And at this point, many of us agree the benefits are sizable and beneficial. So, let’s say you’ve finally agreed that it’s time to move to the cloud – what’s next?
First off, it’s worth noting that moving to the cloud doesn’t have to be all or nothing. In fact, your best strategy is usually to start by solving a specific problem or taking advantage of a good opportunity. Companies that weren’t “born in the cloud,” meaning any company more than a couple of years old, need a plan for going cloud. What new approaches will you adopt in the cloud? What systems will you sunset, and transition to cloud in the next incarnation? What systems work today and will always stay as they are? You may never be 100% cloud-based – and that’s OK.
But to begin to go to the cloud, you do need a plan. Read this whitepaper to learn some strategies for transitioning to the cloud.