Informed CIO: Moving Legacy Apps to the Cloud
Purity vs. Practicality
Legacy apps are being moved to infrastructure-as-a-service. The assertion that you should wait until you're ready to retire a system before moving to the cloud, often by buying software-as-a-service, is frankly crazy. Given portfolios of hundreds, thousands, even tens of thousands of applications, often on lumbering half-a-decade refresh cycles, enterprise CIOs must push to take advantage of the economies of scale cloud computing delivers.
Here's how to make the move by overcoming the five most common arguments. (S6610313)