As part of our partnership with Trusted Tech Talks, our Director of tech and digital, Manny, recently hosted an online webinar with Lawrence Lilley and Richard Stockley to explore best practices, challenges, and solutions for Migrating to Azure Cloud.
Lawrence covered key topics including:
Lawrence uses his experience at Mutual Vision to inform his presentation. Mutual Vision’s infrastructure was relatively legacy. Given the environment and customer need, they needed to create a SaaS based system sitting in the cloud. As a business they are not regulated but all of their customers are and therefore they are too. They wanted to be in the cloud but needed it to be controlled. Didn’t want to just pick it up and move it across because it bypasses lots of the technological aspects that makes the cloud more efficient. Now, the expectations of customers have changed, and businesses need to fulfil this through a carefully planned and organised cloud migration.
He suggests that from a technological perspective all businesses must:
From an operational point of view all businesses must:
Financially, changing from CAPEX to OPEX is challenging and must be managed and reported upon frequently. And it's also important to communicate the implication of the cloud to all departments including finance.
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