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Common Challenges in Cloud Migration

Common Challenges In Cloud Migration

Ideally, cloud migration should be a move that simplifies the way you work on many levels. While the cloud itself is made to make data storage and management easier, getting started may not be without its share of challenges. Luckily, there are ways that you can reduce the effect that these challenges have, ensuring that your cloud migration goes as smoothly as possible. Keep reading to find out which challenges you need to look out for (and how to deal with them as they arise). 

Biggest Cloud Migration Challenges

Some of the biggest challenges of cloud migration include the following:

Trying to do everything at once.

It may be tempting to try and do everything at the same time. You may even assume that you are meant to do a one-time migration. In reality, this process should be done in a way that allows everything to be set up properly. Problems arise when there is a rush to get things into place, without planning or preparation. You may not need every single feature and you may find that you need to do upgrades to your current systems before you can move them to the cloud. To avoid this challenge, plan a staggered migration and be sure to plan well ahead.

Not considering adoption resistance.

Another common challenge adoption resistance. It can be hard for people to embrace new systems. Your employees will need to get used to new ways of doing things, and there is a learning curve involved that many fail to consider when adopting cloud-based solutions. Then there is the challenge of getting your C-Suite on board and ensuring that they see the value offered by the cloud. Even if they have given the green light to make the move, it may not be easy for them to embrace new tools. Planning is essential to avoid this challenge while having a clear onboarding process is also essential.

Having no risk strategy in place.

Finally, one of the biggest challenges of all is getting everything set up in a way that does not put your data at risk. Data security is something you can afford to treat as an after-thought. Not all cloud solutions are created equal, after all. Always make sure you have a clear security protocol in place that is designed with data integrity in mind. Consider any and all risks and make sure that your chosen cloud solution provides comprehensive up-to-the-minute security.

As an accredited Gold Microsoft Partner with extensive experience and expertise in cloud-based solutions, iSSC is your perfect partner to make the move to the cloud. Get in touch with us today and let us help make your cloud migration as stress-free as possible.

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