To help round out our blog series on moving to the cloud, this week we are going to talk about common mistakes companies make and how to avoid them. If you didn’t get a chance to read the three part series about moving to the cloud, you can check out Part 1 here.
1. Forgetting to Share the Benefits
A great example of forgetting to share the benefits is when a company moves a legacy application to the cloud and gains new capabilities but forgets to share that information. An example of a new capability would be by moving to the cloud, anyone is able to access the application from anywhere and on any device. This type of capability could be a game changer, but only if people in the company know about it.
Many companies end up moving legacy applications to the cloud instead of starting from scratch because of time and money. So, while they are taking a step forward to improve the company, they are also taking two steps backwards when they neglect to share information. This can turn into a costly mistake for companies the longer that information isn’t shared.
2. Neglecting Your Identity System
A company's identity system keeps track of the users that are allowed in their environment and the permission levels of each user. For a successful transition, companies need to make sure they have a clean, fully-updated identity system before they try to integrate with the cloud. They can use Active Directory (AD) to sync and authenticate their information to avoid problems later.
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3. Not Managing Cloud Use
In general, the cloud has changed the game for both small and large companies. However, a company still needs to track and understand their cloud usage. If they let it get out of hand, then they are not really saving money and are losing out on one of the greatest benefits of cloud computing. While it does add another layer, it is strongly recommended that you have a system in place to monitor your usage and alert you when needed.