How ROI Analysis Supports a Smooth Cloud Migration

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 09-19-2017 Email

The majority of organizations are now conducting a formal ROI assessment before migrating to the cloud, according to a recent survey from Unisys. The resulting "2017 Unisys State of Cloud Transformation Survey" report indicates that most of the companies that take this step attain the cost savings they expect. This is good news, especially since the majority of organizations are involved in the cloud in some capacity, and some are adopting mass migration or cloud-first strategies. With this, they hope to address issues related to disaster recovery and business continuity, capital costs and the need to respond to business requirements in an agile manner. "In cloud transformation, the old adage is true: 'Failing to plan is like planning to fail,'" said Paul Gleeson, vice president of cloud and infrastructure services for Unisys. "Migration offers a plethora of cloud options—private, public, hybrid, community and other combinations. However, those choices can create unforeseen complexities that can easily derail expectations. Organizations that plan their cloud migration carefully—drawing on the expertise of established partners where it makes the most strategic sense—are the ones best positioned to realize operational, financial and competitive success from cloud transformation." An estimated 400 global IT and business executives took part in the research.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.


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