While each company’s challenges are unique, there are some themes and common reasons why IT modernization efforts fall short.
- Oversimplifying cloud
The cloud is an easy way to consolidate all your compute, storage, access, and security needs while reaping the benefits of cost savings, operational agility, and scalability as your business grows. But migrating to the cloud is no small feat. Migration costs, downtime, transition, and unexpected events can add up, especially if the project runs behind schedule.
- Changing too much
The average company can have up to 10 digital transformation initiatives running at once, often competing with each other for talent, attention, and resources. If something goes wrong, it can take days to detect and diagnose it, leading to downtime or outages that can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars per hour.
- Moving too fast
Modernizing an entire organization’s tech stack isn’t about being quick–it’s about reaping benefits for your business. Doing it right is much more important than doing it fast, and that means centering your process on your workloads.
- Legacy challenges
One of the hardest parts of modernizing for a digital-first economy is integrating your legacy systems. Complex, siloed legacy systems purpose-built for the needs of another time can create ongoing (not to mention expensive) barriers to IT modernization.