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The 6 (correctly spelled) R’s of a Cloud Migration

The 6 (correctly spelled) R’s of a Cloud Migration

By Richard Arneson It’s always confounded me that two (2) of the three (3) R’s of education―reading, writing and arithmetic—were spelled wrong. Whomever coined the phrase was obviously trying to set students up to fail at spelling. Thankfully, we work in an industry that understands the proper spelling of R words; in this case, I’m…

Calculating the costs, hard and soft, of a cloud migration

Calculating the costs, hard and soft, of a cloud migration

When you consider the costs of doing business, you might only see dollar signs―not uncommon. But if your organization is planning a cloud migration, it’s important to understand all costs involved, both hard and soft. Sure, calculating the hard costs of a cloud migration is critically important―new or additional hardware and software, maintenance agreements, additional…

Migrating to the Cloud? Consider the following

Migrating to the Cloud? Consider the following

First, follow Stephen Covey’s unintentional Cloud Migration advice Stephen Covey, in his 1989 bestselling book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, lists “Begin with the end in mind” as the second habit. But in the event you’re considering a cloud migration for your organization, Covey’s second habit should be your first. Yes, you must…

Are you Cloud-Ready?

Are you Cloud-Ready?

Let’s face it, moving to the cloud is sexy. It’s the latest thing―at least as far as the general public is concerned―and proudly stating “We’re moving everything to the cloud” sounds modern, cutting-edge, even hip (if you want to impress people at a cocktail party, inform them that the concept has actually been around for…