Oh My! Are we done? Yes!
You have now a pretty good understanding of how to calculate your Cloud Migration Costs. Please, take your time to be accurate and to take into account all the indirect and hidden costs. Once you are done with your calculation, you will likely find out that your current legacy infrastructure is costing you more. Remember, Cloud migration is never considered “cheap”, however, the amount of savings is often the main reason why our clients are migrating their business applications to the Cloud.
While the cost of your cloud migration is definitely very important, we typically make sure our clients understand what other benefits come with the Microsoft Azure Cloud. Over time, the biggest benefit for the entire organization is the Peace of Mind – We know it’s difficult to put a price on this! – through better flexibility and agility. This allows our clients to respond faster to market/organizational changes. No more downtime, instant auto-scaling features, security updates, backups, and automated upgrades are just the tip of the iceberg.
Migrating your system to the Cloud is just ONE way to continue to improve your systems. Getting on a consistent upgrade path like most cloud systems do where you are upgrading/updating your environments at least once a year is another. Having your team do a Business Process Review where you look at your processes and see where you can improve daily tasks whether it’s removing a step altogether or cutting down something that takes 5 steps to 2 steps. Integrating systems that are currently disparate, re-training on areas of your system you haven’t been trained on for a while, etc. etc. Always continue to progress and enhance your system to the best of your capability.
If your company needs assistance, Technology Management Concepts can provide an educated and strategic approach to your cloud migration project. Contact us to get started with your Digital Transformation.
If you are still hesitant, make sure to read our Cloud Readiness Assessment article.