The cloud is typically a destination for systems needing to be modernized to take advantage of technologies such as AI, predictive analytics, or a hundred other cloud services. It’s typically cheaper, it can be allocated and changed in minutes, and the enterprises technology elites are spending most R&D dollars on the public cloud these days. Thus, your existing platforms are no longer getting the love.
Moving to the cloud is not a bad idea. However, the trouble comes when enterprises believe that digital enablement will somehow fix existing problems, such as a data mess, application issues, inadequate security, or frequent outages due to a lack of operational disciplines and tools.