With the constant growth of data, your systems will also need to grow. That is one of the definitions of scalability. Systems might be scaled up, down or out. Another definition might be the ability of your system to adapt to the current and future demands. With this demand, comes some details that you need to understand, that either they are involved with scalability or are options available to you.
Information is the most important asset of any company. Nonetheless, it’s not enough to just own that data, it’s imperative that companies analyse it, to optimize their products and gain a competitive edge.
Nowadays, data is just like a currency and databases are like bank accounts. To maintain and store large databases (that keep growing exponentially), companies are increasingly moving to the cloud. The cost-effective and a more secure infrastructure and services, are between the main reasons. This, because companies need to effectively organize and secure all the information they possess.
Throughout this bundle of articles, we highlight the advantages of cloud-based systems, checked a variety of problems associated with maintaining on-premises ECM system, give you some reasons to migrate from a Legacy ECM System to the Cloud, and stablish some best practices to successfully migrate… now we give you the tool to do all that!
ECM repositories evolve naturally but, sometimes, the efforts and impact of a product upgrade / migration are considerable, in many ways suspending the upgrade until an “out-of-support” situation. It´s a safe approach? Yes! But it leads us to old systems that limit our innovation, flexibility, agility, and the ability to provide new functionality to stakeholders in the company. Limitations of other solutions:
Let us recap: we already highlight the advantages of cloud-based systems, checked a variety of problems associated with maintaining on-premises ECM system, and give you some reasons to migrate from a Legacy ECM System to the Cloud.
In fact, as your company grows, at some point you may be forced to embrace an ECM migration or upgrade. So, in this fourth part (remember this is a 5-part article), we’ll check some best practices to follow if you are considering moving your Legacy ECM System to the Cloud.
As you may be aware, we decide to compile a 5-part article regarding the migration of on-premises and legacy systems to the cloud. We already highlight the advantages of cloud-based systems (security, simple sharing, IT infrastructure rationalization, etc.), and checked a variety of problems associated with maintaining on-premises ECM system.
Keeping your ECM System updated its crucial to stay competitive and increase your business agility. In some cases, the best way to guarantee this maintenance is by migrating from your legacy system to a new modern, and cloud-based platform. These is one reason, but there are a few more that we need to highlight. So, in this third part, we’ll check 3 major reasons to migrate from a Legacy ECM System to the Cloud.
In our last article we highlight that the migration of content to the cloud is becoming more popular due to its huge advantages, such as secure and compliant storage, simple sharing and IT infrastructure rationalization, etc.
But why are companies doing this? Are these legacy ECM Systems not safe anymore? Maybe they became obsolete? Or is something else?
In fact, with the evolution of technologies, most ECM are now cloud-based, as on-premises systems often bring challenges related to maintenance, costs and continuity. For example, a cloud-based ECM System, can ease IT management, updates, backups and easily integrate other tools in the ecosystem.
There is a variety of problems associated with maintaining on-premises ECM system. So, in this second part (remember this is a 5-part article) we’ll check all major problems associated with Legacy ECM Systems.