Many companies have already digitized a large share of their processes without media discontinuities. However, this is often the case only until something needs to be signed by hand. At this point, the document is printed and circulated for manual signatures. Afterwards, the document is scanned again and archived, and the original document is also stored in paper form. Every day, the relevant authorized signatories need to sign stacks of documents. Let’s be honest: manual signatures take a lot of time and increase paper consumption considerably.
The fourth step of the cloud migration journey involves tasks related to the procurement and cloud provider management, as well as iteratively measuring the success of the cloud.
Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is a licensing and sales model that enables software applications to be offered and used via the cloud – as a service. The SaaS business model can be understood as follows: The responsibility for the software application is transferred from the company to the SaaS operator. According to industry association Bitkom, 46 percent of all companies in Germany already use SaaS offerings such as Office 365. The SaaS model is suitable for companies of all sizes, from start-ups to global corporations.
After defining your cloud strategy and selecting the provider, the migration has to be planned for each of your applications. How can you develop a migration concept and a cloud architecture?
Migrating to the cloud is primarily a strategic company decision. By utilizing cloud services, your IT landscape changes from an exclusively “on-premise environment” to a new (hybrid) arrangement. How can you develop a targeted vision for your cloud and find the right cloud provider?