Cloud Migration Checklist
Are you prepared to migrate?
Cloud migration can offer a faster, more reliable and scalable environment than traditional on-premises infrastructure. In fact, by 2025, Gartner predicts that 80% of enterprises will migrate entirely away from on-premises data centres.
Whilst migration has many benefits, the process is often stressful, long-winded and resource intensive. For this reason, many organisations mistakenly stick with outdated intranets and tools that don’t embrace modern working methods. It is possible, however, to enjoy a smooth transition for your business. You simply need to prepare a complete migration strategy beforehand.
Your complete cloud migration checklist
There are various steps needed to implement a smooth cloud migration. These include:
Organising your files and applications
An important first step towards a smooth migration process is to identify the documents, files and information that you want to move to the cloud. Check for outdated, irrelevant or duplicated information that can be deleted, and separate this from documents that need to be retained.
Defining your objectives
How do you plan to use and interact with your chosen software in the cloud? It’s important to consider where you’d like to store files, how you’d like to communicate and how you intend to organise your business processes. These decisions will shape where and how you migrate your documents and data.
Assessing your finances
Many businesses move to the cloud because it’s generally a cost-effective option that reduces your expenditure on hardware and IT staff. However, you must also consider the cost of migration itself – which includes budgeting for the time it takes to deploy new software and train your staff on new processes. Planning for this now will save you stress or unexpected expenses along your migration journey.
Compliance issues with cloud migration can arise as soon as you begin making use of cloud storage services. By moving data from your on-premises storage to a new environment, you are required to examine how that data will be kept, so that you remain compliant with industry regulations and laws.
Content and Code are here to help
When it comes to the cloud, businesses need a trusted IT partner who can handle the migration process for them. Content and Code can guide businesses of all sizes through the process, providing ongoing support for the whole team.
Moving to the cloud can be complex, and it won’t happen overnight, but the experts at Content and Code can make it easy by delivering services tailored to your specific business needs.
To learn more about how we can guide your business through a smooth migration process, get in touch today to speak to us about your project and specific needs.
eBook: Benefits of migrating to the cloud
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