Cloud Computing: Considerations for Migration

If a company is considering moving to a cloud computing environment, what are the main issues to consider when transitioning to the new system and transferring existing data from proprietary software apps? Is my data clean? Is there feature parity between the new and old data and links? How far away is the cloud computing service (eg Europe or Australia?) Is my Internet connection adequate and reliable enough: will I need to increase my bandwidth; is my upload speed sufficient. Think about which regulations affect you regarding the transferral of customer data – certain sectors have very strict rules. Are your PCs fit for purpose? New/old. Will you be accessing through a browser window or remotely? If you are changing this, it may affect the flow of the connection. Will you adopt cloud com... »