Survival or Strategy? Business Drivers That Motivate Cloud Migrations

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Andrew Wickett, VP North American AM2C & AMC Enterprise

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Expansion, growth, survival, competition, cost reduction – whatever the reason, whatever the industry, whatever the technology - moving the mainframe to the cloud is a top IT priority. CIOs are on the front line of evaluating and integrating new cloud technologies while most mainframe users are already assessing what workloads should be there and at what time. Key drivers for moving include: •Hardware upgrades •Rising maintenance costs. •Outsource/managed-service contract renewal. •Product/feature time-to-market. •Access to key data needed for business decisions. •Standardizing on one platform. With multiple options and strategies for moving from the mainframe to the cloud come multiple questions and decisions: •Is being cloud-ready enough?   •Should it be a phased vs big-bang approach? •Does the type of application or technology matter?  During this session, we’ll explore these questions and provide insight into what’s the industry doing, who’s already doing it, what are the cloud providers offering, what can you expect – and how to get started!

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