The Executive’s Guide to Painless Software Migration
You are the coach of a football team. You devise a meticulously thought-out strategy. Then 15 minutes into the game — the referee announces that the rules are changing. Just like that, with no notice at all, you need to adapt. You must re-evaluate the situation and formulate a new plan. Wasting precious time will give the other team an advantage. You keep playing…your team is slowly but surely gaining the upper hand. Then yet another curve ball — the opposing team pulls out VR glasses equipped with sensors that help them detect the location of the ball. “Is that allowed?” you scream incredulously. Even if somehow your team could also access the same technology, would they even know the first thing about operating this device? “It is now,” shrugs the referee.
Welcome to the life of a business executive in the digital age
Change is the new constant. Organizations must learn to operate in a state of continuous and ongoing adaptation to the changing digital environment. While it is impossible to anticipate the next, big “game changer,” the right processes and technology can ease the transition. According to Gartner, Inc., more than $1 trillion in IT spending will be allocated to the shift to cloud in the next five years. As organizations undergo one software migration after another, end-users need to learn to operate new systems quickly. Executives understand that their players’ ability to adapt will make or break their digital strategy.
Software migration: The end-to-end guide to a successful rolloutThe score is tied, there are still 10 minutes left on the clock. Your team is outfitted with cutting-edge technology — you just need the strategy to train them quickly and efficiently. The game is not over yet!
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