Recent years saw many businesses and organisations start exploring the benefits of cloud and take appropriate measures to move forward with cloud migrations. Lagom has already helped numerous companies take this step and proudly watched as each one transformed themselves to achieve better results. That’s why we strongly believe moving forward with a “Cloud First” initiative is something that any company or organisation should consider.
A recent experiment conducted by Forbes magazine identified business services, public cloud platforms and applications (SaaS) experienced a compound annual growth rate of 22% between 2015 and 2020. This is equivalent to $236 billion. A similar study conducted by Betterbuys.com, identified the SaaS industry in the United States would reach $55 billion by the year 2026. Likewise, Gartner explained that the worldwide public cloud service market will experience a 17.3% growth within the year 2019. It was just $175.8 billion back in 2018, but this year, the market value will increase up to $206.2 billion.
Source: Gartner (September 2018)
All the businesses and organizations that are planning to move to the cloud should have a clear idea on the following three aspects:
Constraints to keep in mind:
- Figure out what can be done and what will not be done
- Verify how your security will be protected. Overall security levels must be assessed on a regular basis
- Understand how the integrations will take place – it can help you make the system interact with different systems and platforms
Power that comes with this:
- Firstly, you should understand how the migration can provide you with better results than what you are experiencing as of now.
- Secondly, you should understand what benefits, and opportunities that you will be able to get out of it.
- Lastly, you need to analyze the roadmap around this initiative and how it would look like in the future.
Operational challenges to be aware of:
- You need to figure out how it will create an impact on the existing service levels.
- You should also understand how it can impact the current maintenance and operations procedures.
- Lastly, you need to understand what changes of workflows that it can trigger.
When you focus on these three aspects, you can gather all the information that is needed to move to the cloud. Then you can craft a plan to proceed to the next step. Thereafter, all you have to do is to enjoy the benefits that come along with the service.