The five reasons your migration attempt will fail – and how Camwood will rescue you
A New service addresses the top 5 barriers to enterprise class migration.
Enterprises who attempt to migrate to Windows 7 typically become stuck for one of five major reasons, according to application logistics specialist Camwood.
Camwood has launched a Migration Resolve Service, which sounds like a sort of breakdown and recovery service for anyone who gets stuck on the long, hard road to Windows 7.
Plenty of enterprises do grind to a halt and the resulting inertia can be fatal. If not to the company, but the CIO’s career.
The big five are, in order
Companies start projects and programmes without planning properly and grind to a halt. For example, organisations that dive in head first to a certain methodology, only to later discover that it is not appropriate and will make the project impossible to deliver.
Reliance on automation tools
Organisations buy automation and intelligence tools to help them plan, but then realise a lot more effort and skill is needed to gain real value from the tools. These could be skills that are lacking within the tools vendor, internal staff or outsourcer.
The cheap option is not always the wise option. Organisations often find that skilling a team with contract resource or the cheapest offshore service will lead to disappointment when the project goes awry.
By not recognising or retaining skills - The use of internal staff to satisfy demand will lead to significant issues, as a clear skills gap will become apparent when applications become complex. As the contract and permanent market is incredibly buoyant for the right talent, companies are also at risk of not retaining the required skills.
Many organisations buy application virtualisation technologies and assume that will do the job. Application dependencies are a lot more complex than that. So they’ve invested wrongly and now they’re stuck.
“We’ve seen the problems enterprises face when attempting migration projects, so we’re in an ideal position to launch a rescue service,” says Camwood CEO Frank Foxall.