When moving legacy data to the cloud, companies must address and find a resolution for any barrier that they come across to keep their growing data safe. Here we breakdown five major barriers that may disrupt the process, and some ways to overcome them.
With technology evolving more and more corporate companies are transitioning their data to the cloud. The legacy system is an old data system for your desktop to store data. Cloud computing has been described as an efficient and cost-effective way to handle and store your data. But before you make that leap and cross over to the cloud, it is important you analyse the disadvantages this may also have.
Everything from data requirements, security, compliance, and integration needs should be considered before moving to the cloud. Each of the above barriers can be overcome or worked through, a step-by-step migration strategy and process based on the above will help the transition to the cloud run smoothly. This is best achieved by going to a professional when wanting to carry out a migration, rather than going for the cheapest and easiest option – or attempting to carry it out yourself.
Alternatively, the decision might be to stick with legacy data, this too carries its own risks. Doing your own research on the pros and cons of each data storing method and which one is right for your business, and discussing these options with your IT support provider, will ensure the best possible decision is made for your company.
Date: March 21, 2022