The Covid-19 pandemic has taught many organizations that staff can work from anywhere and be productive. By leveraging the cloud, many are deciding that employees are no longer required to be onsite in an office space to do their jobs. This is leading them to review their existing building footprint and associated costs. As part of this assessment, there should be an analysis of disaster recovery options and maintaining high availability to support remote workers.
Making the Move to the Cloud
Organizations of all sizes are beginning to ask one very important question: Should we move to the Cloud? Many have already dipped their toe with a move to Office 365 or backup to Azure and have found many benefits, but putting all the proverbial eggs in one hosted basket is still not commonplace.
Moving all systems into the Cloud is not an overnight event. It needs a well-defined plan based on an analysis of end-user and business requirements, existing systems, amount of data, and security. You may choose to move in phases over 1-3 years, or you may decide to plunge into the deep end – but before you decide, consider performing a Cloud Study.
What Makes up a Cloud Study?