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Moving to the Cloud? Avoid these Common Mistakes

Moving to the Cloud? Avoid these Common Mistakes

IDG Enterprise’s 2016 Cloud Computing Survey executive summary shows that at least 70 percent of U.S. organizations are using some form of cloud technology. Added to that, the 2017 BDO Technology Outlook Survey  indicates that 74 percent of tech chief financial officers (CFOs) say cloud computing will have the most measurable impact on their businesses in 2017. Cloud computing will soon be our norm, as more and more organizations realize the benefits and make the shift.

Moving to the cloud, however, despite the promised benefits, does not come without its challenges. One thing I’ve discussed before is ensuring that your network is prepared. Recently, however, I had the opportunity to discuss additional common cloud mistakes with some cloud and storage experts.

Gordon Davey, head of cloud architecture for Willis Towers Watson, shared that one of the common mistakes companies make is, “aiming for the extremes. Whether it’s organizations that expect to go from no cloud usage, to being ‘all-in’ within 12 months, or IT departments that are ‘certain’ their organization could never make use of cloud, and end up having to manage lots of ‘shadow IT’ departments.”

Read the entire article here, Moving to the Cloud? Avoid these Common Mistakes

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