Financial Challenge Mitigation

Financial concerns touch on almost every challenge of migration. There’s the immediate cost to make the migration itself in addition to the long-term financial risks of low or slow adoption and training after the migration has occurred.

Top costs of migration include:

  • Rewriting application architecture for the cloud

  • Investing in people and tools needed to migrate successfully

  • Training users on the new systems

  • Performance issues include latency, interoperability, dependencies on non-cloud apps, and downtime

  • Bandwidth costs

Patriot IT's Solution

Focus on planning

Preparation is your greatest ally. Invest in a solid change management plan. A well-laid plan will help you manage the scope of the project as well as the level of disruption to the business.


Examine business objectives and requirements

This evaluation and analysis helps to identify potential issues, opportunities, and needs that you can then prepare for.

Follow a batch adoption process

Migrate to the cloud incrementally. Batch adoption has the advantage of breaking down what can be a financially overwhelming project into more manageable pieces over time.  By migrating operations in batches, the organization doesn’t have to invest as much money up front, resulting in more flexibility and options.

Migrate to a hybrid cloud

Depending on actual computing ting needs, a full cloud migration may not be the best option. Some organizations rely fully on the public cloud while others prefer private or hybrid cloud options. Understanding the financial risks and benefits are important inputs to assist in arriving at actionable decisions