4 ways to ease application migration to the cloud

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Many system integrators and cloud hosting providers claim to have their own unique process for cloud migration. The reality is everyone’s migration process is just about the same, but that doesn’t mean they’re all created equal. What really matters is in the details of how the work gets done. Application transformation and migration requires skilled […]

When your cloud migration plans should move away from ‘lift and shift’

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The easy approach to transitioning applications to the cloud is the simple “lift and shift” method, in which existing applications are simply migrated, as is, to a cloud-based infrastructure. And in some cases, this is a practical first step in a cloud journey. But in many cases, the smarter approach is to re-write and re-envision […]

5 questions to ask before migrating Windows and SQL Server 2008 to the cloud

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Most midsized companies have relied on Windows and SQL Server 2008 for the past decade to run essential business applications. Now that these long-trusted products are coming to end-of-life (EOL) status, businesses still running these systems face hard decisions. It’s a major challenge for many organizations, and a full-blown crisis for some.  But I’ve always […]

Es hora de subir las aplicaciones de recursos humanos a la nube

Las compañías que comenzaron su viaje de transformación digital con aplicaciones orientadas al cliente, como de ventas o marketing y que están priorizando sus próximos pasos, o las empresas que recién comienzan a migrar aplicaciones heredadas a la nube, deben poner a los recursos humanos (RR.HH.) de primeros en la lista. Después de todo, ¿qué […]

6 steps for moving to a digital operating model in the cloud

Moving to the cloud was supposed to be simple, right? So why are many IT managers — even those experienced in IT change — finding cloud adoption far more difficult than they expected? One big reason is that moving to the cloud represents a new and different kind of change. The cloud involves not only […]

It’s time to move HR apps to the cloud

Companies that started their digital transformation journey with customer-facing applications like sales or marketing and are prioritizing their next steps, or companies just beginning to migrate legacy apps to the cloud, should put human resources (HR) at the top of the list. After all, what’s more important to the success of the business than hiring […]

Seven specific ways to deliver on the cloud cost savings promise

Moving to the cloud should enable you to save more, do more and execute at a higher speed. But the road to achieving these benefits is by no means automatic for most well-established companies. Mature enterprises tend to have entrenched governance processes and company cultures as well as sizeable legacy footprints, which means their migration […]

A step beyond Cloud 101

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OK, so you want to take the plunge and move your IT stack to the cloud. Good for you. But, and it’s a big but, before you make that leap, look carefully at exactly what you’re doing. For example, it’s true that moving to a cloud should–should–save you money. But, there’s no guarantee. Next, what […]

Oracle Transportation Management (OTM): The journey from on-premise to the cloud

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Have you been using the on-premise version of Oracle’s Transportation Management solution? If so, your system and database admins are likely tasked with supporting some, if not all, of the below infrastructure-related functions: Software / Security patches for weblogic / http server / OBI Server Space Management (old files/temp files/log files/exports) Oracle Patches and Security […]

Cloud migration: Making the right choices up front stacks the odds in your favour

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IT leaders are looking before they leap Bring up the topic of cloud migration with a C-Suite executive and you’ll usually get a positive reaction. Viewed through a business lens, the prospect of cost savings, quicker time to market, and transparent consumption models are all compelling benefits. Have the same discussion with an IT leader, […]