Benefits of Cloud Technology to Business: Getting Started With Migration
This learning path has been designed to help businesses and organizations understand the benefits of cloud technology to business, if a strategic decision to move to the cloud is the right choice and to provide the logical steps and points of consideration when doing so up to the point and including planning for a cloud migration strategy plan.
It covers Cloud from the very start, defining what cloud computing is to help ascertain if this technology would provide positive benefits to the business. We look at different deployment and service models, along with key cloud concepts and some use cases for cloud technology.
Cloud migration is a huge step for any business and so this learning path will provide you the key information required to be able to answer the question of, 'Should your business move to the cloud?' by diving into benefits of cloud technology to business and constraints.
Cloud migration is not purely a technical aspect with technical changes, this brings a change to the whole business and so we also focus on how cloud adoption affects the internal business operations across the organization. This aspect is sometimes overlooked and the full impact is not truly understood from a business point of view. We look at how the business dynamics are affected and how changes affect your employees. There are also important contractual business obligations that need to be addressed to along with any cloud migration risks
Finally, we provide a number of considerations you must take into account prior to performing your live cloud migration. These points will form a good foundation when compiling your cloud migration strategy plan which involves time management, security, vendor selection, service readiness and new designs to name but a few.
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