If the coronavirus pandemic taught businesses anything, it reinforced the necessity of digital transformation — the need for updating infrastructures and systems to catch up to the times. Today’s enterprises, across all industries, are driven by the success of digital tools that augment their sales, marketing, operations, supply chain, and customer service functions. However, many companies are mired by legacy systems and physical data centers that impede their ability to contend with competition fueled by state-of-the-art cloud technologies. In order to remain relevant, a total migration of applications to the cloud is necessary and inevitable.
The daunting task of cloud migration can be made easier by following a few guidelines that can make or break the future of these enterprises. First, strategic planning is crucial to prevent any speed bumps or major hindrances. It can also streamline the process by avoiding redundancies and providing all teams with a guideline for progress. Also, using something like a “lift-and-shift” strategy can accelerate the migration process while avoiding disruption. Utilizing a specialized managed service provider can also help, turning app migration over to trusted experts and enabling the enterprise’s employees to focus on their own strategic goals. Ultimately, cloud platforms can provide many of the tools needed to expedite migration to the cloud, keeping enterprises competitive before it’s too late.