Migrating to the cloud is a lot like moving to a new house. A measuring tape is vital to ensure your grand piano and other unwieldy pieces of furniture will fit. Many enterprises have loads of legacy applications and technical debt that can’t be ignored when attempting a transition to the cloud.
With any disruptive innovation, there will always be innovators and early adopters who eagerly jump on the bandwagon. Today, we’re seeing more and more businesses move to the cloud as users take advantage of its utility-based model and associated economic benefits. So why isn’t everyone “crossing the chasm” and what will it take to persuade the late majority and laggards to move to the cloud?
There is no doubt that on-demand cloud services are gaining ground among corporate users of all sizes. Despite the obvious promises of greater flexibility and efficiency, the transition to cloud is incomplete until we can solve a few thorny issues.