Envision your cloud adoption roadmap
Another common obstacle facing businesses on their cloud journeys is the sheer magnitude of the change that’s needed. This can lead to analysis paralysis, where the research phase seems to go on forever. Or it can lead to a decision to simply leap into the cloud wholesale, without fully considering whether some workloads are appropriate for that move.
Either way, these decisions can get in the way of making the most of cloud.
If you’re in this situation, it helps to focus on applications rather than on technologies and architectures. The key is to decide what’s needed for each application. Is it feasible to move the application to the cloud? Does it need to be modernised first? Or would a simple lift and shift work? Knowing this helps to prioritise and break down a migration program into more manageable chunks.
A licensing assessment will provide important guidance. This uses automated tools to understand your current software licensing landscape and whether each application should be retired, moved to the cloud as-is using your existing license or reimplemented with a new license in the cloud.
SoftwareOne supplements this automated assessment with a tool-based review using short, focused surveys to get more details from each application owner in an organisation. For example, these surveys can help to identify applications that are about to be decommissioned, or applications that need to be updated to meet new compliance requirements.