If you haven’t made any decision about moving to the cloud yet, it may be because you have certain complexities such as limited in-house expertise, compliance issues, ROI—and of course cost issues that can fuel uncertainty to a major migration initiative. But cloud migration doesn’t just affect operations; it also delivers a fast, significant impact on the bottom line. In our experience, we’ve seen organizations moving from on-premises to the cloud and getting several benefits such as:
- Doubled operating margins
- More than $40K in increased revenue per employee
- Better than 50% higher average net income on revenue
So what are you lacking by not being a cloud user?
Strategic decisions give an advantage to your business. Today, most people choose to remain on-premises just because of fear of trying something new, not a strategy, which later results in business risks such as loss of competitive advantage, limited scalability, and vulnerability to disasters caused by weather, physical damage, and pandemics.
Of course, migration is a big step. But if you have a solid plan going into the process, you can minimize the challenges and maximize the opportunity – future-proofing your business with cloud migration. It’s essential to review the state of your legacy infrastructure, clearly outline your business goals, and build out a step-by-step migration strategy.
And it’s not that hard.
To reduce your dependence on skilled in-house resources that are expensive and already stretched thin, it’s essential to arm yourself with the right tools from the outset. There are many companies offering software or services to assist in the cloud migration process, providing the advantage of experience. Whoever you chose, finding the right partner to assist should be the most important cloud migration decision you make.
4 Steps To Consider Before Moving To The Cloud?
Companies should not rush to migrate entire businesses to the cloud immediately before observing their needs. Instead, they should first:
- Set clear objectives.
- Consider when (and whether) to integrate existing data and systems.
- Research solutions online and start for free.
- Consider all costs, not just the initial purchase price.
In today’s world of cloud and big data analytics, speed is essential. While it’s still important to have a plan, with clear objectives and implementation milestones, it’s equally important to move quickly and learn as you go. For many IT professionals, this feels uncomfortable. The reality is that detailed implementation plans can be out of date before they are completed, so it’s important to start somewhere, experiment, fail quickly, and learn as you start to scale up. These are just a few of the reasons to consider cloud solutions and a few guiding principles as you start your cloud journey