Digital Business: Design for the Future, Remember the Past

There are many advantages of migrating to the Cloud and there has been a huge momentum built over the past two years in major corporations moving to cloud based computing. Successful migration to the cloud can mean the difference between gaining competitive advantage, or driving even more cost into the business. Keep advisors focus on the ‘Five Rs’ approach – Rehost, Refactor, Revise, Rebuild and Replace.

At Enterprise Blueprints our experience tells us there are two key threads to any cloud migration that run counter to this generic advice. First of all, following the five Rs route can leave your cloud migration hamstrung, significantly or even permanently delaying the potential benefits of cloud computing. So we outline an alternative with five key dimensions so you can access your benefits faster. In parallel we focus on the second crucial thread which is to ensure you understand the past. How do you get to a point where you fully understand your legacy environment so you can optimise its ultimate migration (if appropriate) to the cloud. Bringing these two threads together can accelerate the immediate benefits and optimise your outcomes longer term.