Migrating legacy tech is a monumental job, but a few IT leaders are performing it anyhow. As a result, the ResearchandMarkets.com report said the application transformation market would rise to $16.8 billion by 2024. Companies are eager to have ‘a robust and agile environment to increase scalability and efficiency’. In this article at eWeek, Chris Preimesberger shares the reasons, challenges, and actions taken for migrating legacy tech to the cloud.
Reasons Behind Migrating Legacy Tech
A recent Lemongrass’s 2021 Legacy-to-Cloud study included the viewpoints of 150 IT leaders working with leading organizations. Their perspectives align with the ResearchandMarkets.com report. Here are the featured points:
Accessibility, Cost Efficiency, Security
77 percent of the Lemongrass respondents were migrating legacy tech to the cloud because that ensured data security, accessibility, and cost savings. The other two key reasons were maximizing database storage and fast-tracking digitization. 78 percent opined that they were considering moving IT management systems, while 46 percent wanted to shift security tools and 39 percent e-commerce platforms.
Top Migration Challenges
59 percent of IT executives were worried about security and compliance while migrating legacy tech to the cloud. 43 percent observed that the process was lengthy, 38 percent were worried about the steep costs. 33 percent faced a skills shortage during the process. 69 percent of the participants estimated the migration costs to range from $100,000 to $250,000. Additionally, the top in-demand skills for this task were database integration, cloud platform and migration experience, and testing validation.
Top Post-Migration Risks
End-user training topped the post-migration challenge list for 42 percent of IT leaders. 40 percent faced security challenges, 34 percent mismatched cloud platform expectations, and 34 percent skills scarcity. After migrating legacy tech to the cloud, IT leaders conveyed that multi-cloud management skills were needed. Others voted for database management and programming.
IT leaders realized several insights during the migration process. 54 percent opined that you should have enough time for the migration process to complete. 52 percent thought you must have an adequate amount of budget and resources. The rest, 52 percent of the respondents, believed you should have the right skills before starting the journey. The following three suggestions were investing time to manage migrated legacy technologies, conducting training to achieve the right skills, and completing the aligned objectives.
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