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Cloud Transformation: How and When to Make the Move


Today, cloud transformation is essential in nearly every organizations’ IT strategy as the technology side of business changes daily. The benefits of moving your business-critical applications to the cloud are endless. Organizations are looking for easy access, reliability and collaboration capabilities – and even more important in today’s landscape – streamlining costs.

Most of the time, organizations are hesitant to make the move to the cloud because it requires specific talent that isn’t always easy to come by. Do you have the right team of people, processes and technology? Or do you need a helping hand? The Harvard Business Review states, “Indeed, assembling the right team of technology, data and process people who can work together — with a strong leader who can bring about change — may be the single most important step that a company contemplating digital transformation can take.”

To help you “Get There”, we’ve developed an in-depth workshop, to enable your team to move forward and focus on your core business, while we help your IT team determine if, how and when to move your business-critical applications to the cloud. Our workshop, “6Rs Methodology to Cloud Transformation,” establishes a framework and strategy for moving workloads and applications to the cloud, taking into account the application complexity, the necessary cloud and cybersecurity toolsets and the current industry best practices.

The 6Rs include:

1. Rehost – Move as-is to the cloud

2. Replatform – Move to the cloud with some improvements

3. Repurchase – Buy a cloud-based version of the same application

4. Refactor – Re-architect all or some portion of the application

5. Retire – Turn off the application

6. Retain – Keep the application as-is with no modifications

After completing our workshop, we will synthesize key findings into an executive summary and a comprehensive technical white paper with recommendations intended to guide you through the next steps in your organization’s cloud transformation.

Cloud transformation means more than moving your applications to the cloud. “It must also transform companies into innovative organizations that are unafraid to experiment, learn fast and scale up ideas worth pursuing” (Kumar).

Contact us today to set up your cloud transformation workshop. We are here to help you “Get There”.

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