The Lemongrass 2021 Legacy-to-Cloud survey found a continued migration of legacy systems onto a cloud infrastructure, with 77% of IT leaders stating their primary reasons for doing so as either ensuring data security, maintaining data access or achieving cost-savings, according to TechRepublic.
IT management systems were the most likely targets of cloud migration among legacy applications, according to 78% of respondents, followed by security for 46% of respondents and e-commerce for 39%.
Regarding challenges faced during cloud migration, 59% of IT leaders identified security and compliance as the greatest hurdle, while 43% cited the length of time it took, 38% pointed to excessive costs and 33% said they lacked in-house skills, the survey found.
Once legacy systems have been moved to a cloud infrastructure, the greatest challenge became the difficulty in training end-users, as said by 42% of respondents, followed by security issues that were not resolved adequately, cloud platforms that did not live up to expectations and a lack of in-house skills.
Jill Aitoro is senior vice president of content strategy for CyberRisk Alliance. She has more than 20 years of experience editing and reporting on technology, business and policy. Prior to joining CRA, she worked at Sightline Media as editor of Defense News and executive editor of the Business-to-Government Group. She previously worked at Washington Business Journal and Nextgov, covering federal technology, contracting and policy, as well as CMP Media’s VARBusiness and CRN and Penton Media’s iSeries News.
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