By now, every company is familiar with the cloud, or cloud computing, to use the technically correct term. It makes up a substantial part of digital transformation and is generally considered an important factor when it comes to being successful in the future. Still, not every decision maker is convinced of moving their company’s infrastructure into the cloud. Others don’t know how to embark on such a journey and whether it even makes sense for their organization.
Our current white paper describes the possibilities cloud computing has to offer and the steps you need to take towards successful cloud migration. We also address the most common concerns.
Cloud computing is a lucrative investment
Moving into the cloud is generally recommended for organizations of any size. Overall, it has more advantages than disadvantages. In the long run you save money, time and IT effort when moving into the cloud. Furthermore, it is a lot easier to adapt new, innovative technologies when you already use cloud computing. Your business can react faster and more flexibly to changing circumstances – no matter whether you own a small food store or lead a big production.
Size and industry become important when it comes to choosing the type of cloud computing suited best for your organization. Generally, there is a distinction between public, private and hybrid cloud, and there are various renting models.
The right approach is crucial
Certainly, we cannot afford digital transformation! Storing and administering all data in the cloud – can this actually be secure? Cloud migration is probably very complicated anyway, isn’t it?
With a decision that big and affecting all employees, it is only natural to have some doubts. You should deal with those first, since you want to lead your company into the cloud with a good feeling and a clear conscience.
Our white paper may be good starting point: We gathered the concerns coming up the most and checked them realistically. The cloud is not a perfect system, and changes often come with uncertainties. But from an objective point of view, these concerns weigh a lot less than the benefits.
It is important, though, to do it right from the beginning. Therefore, your first step should be to look for a migration partner that fits to your company. Then the three phases of the migration process follow: preparation, realization and post-migration.
The white paper How to master cloud migration summarizes the most relevant advantages and the most common concerns of cloud computing and highlights all necessary steps for preparation and implementation.