Continuing cost pressures, made worse by the Covid-19 pandemic crisis is accelerating desire for enterprises to reduce IT costs, including retiring their data centers and reducing their infrastructure spending. This has led many enterprises to accelerate cloud migration plans and modernization strategies that replatform workloads to the public cloud environment. But the journey to the cloud, while rewarding, is fraught with potential pitfalls. This webinar will explore best practices, opportunities and challenges for exiting the data center.
- How to conceptualize cloud migration and modernization
- Which comes first? Move or improve?
- Building the business case
- How different industries are responding to the challenge of existing their data centers
- Addressing the special challenges of mainframe migration
Bill serves Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals, with primary research responsibility for application sourcing strategies. In this role, Bill advises Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals on successful outsourcing and service management strategies involving both global and offshore/nearshore providers. Bill has more than 15 years of experience in technology and business consulting. He came to Forrester with the acquisition of Giga Information Group. Bill has written numerous groundbreaking reports on service delivery issues and trends and has delivered many well-received presentations on a variety of topics, including successful applications outsourcing and business process outsourcing strategies. He has been quoted frequently in both industry and business publications, including BusinessWeek, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Investor's Business Daily, and the Financial Post.