In recent years, many small and big organizations in Pakistan have opted for cloud technology for its advantages. Some advantages include enhanced efficiency, productivity, reduced cost, scalability, and profitability. However, many organizations still do not use cloud technology simply because there are many challenges involved with cloud migration.
Instead of taking the challenges head-on, they adopt a risk-averse strategy and continue to use outdated technology, which hampers efficiency. Many companies view cloud migration as a massive challenge, and rightly so. It requires an end to end planning and execution. Any mistake can severely affect the business (data loss or data leak). Today, we will talk about the challenges organizations face during cloud migration.
Challenges To Consider Before Migration
Cost of Migration
There is no doubt that cloud migration, in the long term, can reduce the organization’s cost by enhancing the efficiency, productivity, and decreased cost associated with administration. However, the entire process of cloud migration itself is expensive and lengthy. The purchase of cloud technology is not the only thing businesses must consider. There are other costs, such as employee training, moving data, downtime, and adaptability. All these factors can have a substantial financial impact.
During cloud migration, you transfer all your company’s data, which can take time and lead to network shutdown. Moreover, you must ensure that all the data is backed up completely, or you will lose it, adversely impacting the company. It leads to high downtime, resulting in financial impact and customer dissatisfaction.
Employees always resist change as they feel it might endanger their job and position. Undoubtedly, new technologies always lead to layoffs and other organizational changes. The employees show resentment, decreasing the business’ efficiency and productivity while creating hurdles in adopting new technology.
During cloud migration, there is an elevated risk of data leak or loss during the entire process. Cybercriminals have become very advanced and might try to attack the system and steal valuable information. Moreover, as lots of data is moved from one place to another, there is a very high risk of losing data if no proper backup is in place. Unfortunately, organizations don’t form an adequate risk assessment mechanism to identify and ensure the secure transfer of the company’s essential data.
Cloud migration is not a straightforward process. It requires good execution and planning. In most cases, organizations do not understand all this and try to execute the process without proper planning. All this leads to mismanagement, downtime, and data loss. Every application has its requirements, and there is no one fits all strategy when it comes to cloud migration.
These are the top challenges that every business must consider when opting for cloud migration. Managed IT Services (MITS) can help your business design, implement, and execute a flawless cloud migration strategy. We can guarantee that your business will never face the above issues. Contact us to know what we can do for your business.