Migrating to a new cloud service not only requires evaluating and finding the right cloud partner that meets your requirements, but also ensuring that your infrastructure and processes are ready to integrate with the new service.
A hasty or ill-prepared launch into a new cloud service could negatively impact your existing processes never mind absorb a lot of time, effort and cost to remediate if things don’t go well first time.
As with all IT implementations a cloud migration needs to meet the business goals and the best way to measure whether the business goals have been satisfied is to have a clear quality assurance delivery programme.
At ChallengeCurve we have compiled the 5 key areas for which a cloud migration programme team should consider to ensure a smooth transition to a cloud service:
Having a QA and testing framework while selecting and implementing a cloud service can help you avoid a lightning strike.
The traditional role of a CIO, the company’s steward of all things technical, is shifting as the business part of the organisation becomes more tech savvy and more demanding. Business is taking control by engaging directly with vendors who are offering on-demand services and promising more value at less cost and more quickly than the internal IT department. As a consequence business is effectively bypassing their IT colleagues in a growing trend known as ‘Shadow IT’. Why engage the internal IT department to define a solution on your behalf when there are ready made Cloud based solutions that can satisfy your needs?
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As a cloud-based SaaS (Software As a Service) provider there is a constant challenge to add more features and functions to your platform in order to remain competitive. And of course there are the necessary patches and security updates to ensure your customers have a stable and secure platform. But just how confident are your customers in receiving your next planned cloud software upgrade? How confident do you feel in your ability to deliver your next software release without production issues or client dissatisfaction?
With recent surveys finding that over 25% of customers are unhappy with their cloud-based service suppliers it is worth examining how the delivery life-cycle process differs between the SaaS and non-cloud models.
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