When it comes to technology, change is the only constant. Upgrading existing tools, processes, and systems is a requisite to stay relevant (and transform digitally), and that’s what Atlassian’s latest Server End of Life announcement has brought to the fore. As the race to cloud intensifies, Atlassian has recognized the need to end the sale of Server products and drive additional efforts towards the development and updating of cloud products – that have been witnessing a gradual rise in adoption in the last couple of years. Just like Atlassian has taken a big step in keeping up with the times, it is critical for organizations across all sizes and types to revisit their technology infrastructure and plan for modernizing or upgrading their existing technology systems to a later, more modern, and more secure version.
Although migrating older systems is important to make the most of new and improved features and capabilities, technology migrations are complicated. Listed below are some of the top challenges of technology migration:
• Convincing the C-level team members about the pressing need for migration
• Having the required budget allocated for the migration
• Overcoming user resentment and rigidity
• Building a business continuity plan to deal with possible downtime
• Addressing complexities related to data migration
• Having the right tools and resources in place for the migration project
• Meeting additional compliance and security standards
• Ensuring integration of new technology with existing systems
Technology migrations, although essential, are also extremely complicated. Therefore, while planning for any kind of migration, it is important to bring aboard a skilled team of migration experts who have the knowledge and experience of successful migrations. In addition, it is also important to be aware of the various fine details of the migration process.
Here are 10 key considerations to keep in mind:
If you want to upscale your business and stay relevant in a constantly changing business environment, you need to upgrade and modernize your existing systems. Rapidly evolving your technology systems and bringing them at par with the current pace of the world is the only way to satisfy customers, outdo the competition, and contribute to your organization’s digital transformation program.