The movement to the cloud is past the tipping point. Cloud solutions are no longer a question of “should we?” but rather “when?” Organizations may not be ready to go 100% to the cloud, but for nearly 80% of organizations, cloud is a critical part of their strategy. Consider this data from a Fall 2017 AIIM survey of 182 end-user organizations:
How do you view your delivery/deployment methods for content management over the next 2 years?
4% = more towards outsourcing.
17% = more toward on-premise.
28% = more towards the cloud.
51% = more towards a hybrid of cloud and on-premise.
All of those legacy content solutions are not going to transform themselves into cloud solutions magically. This means that how content is migrated is now a strategic priority. In prior Tip Sheets, we’ve discussed the pros and cons of DIY approaches to content migration vs. a “Migration as a Service” approach:
But as you approach the content migration question, what short term benefits can you get along the way to make the journey easier? How can you use content migration to migrate not only content but also improve its quality?
John Mancini is the President of Content Results, LLC and the Past President of AIIM. He is a well-known author, speaker, and advisor on information management, digital transformation and intelligent automation. John is a frequent keynote speaker and author of more than 30 eBooks on a variety of topics. He can be found on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook as jmancini77.
Recent keynote topics include:
The Stairway to Digital Transformation
Navigating Disruptive Waters — 4 Things You Need to Know to Build Your Digital Transformation Strategy
Getting Ahead of the Digital Transformation Curve
Viewing Information Management Through a New Lens
Digital Disruption: 6 Strategies to Avoid Being “Blockbustered”
Keynote speaker and writer on AI, RPA, intelligent Information Management, Intelligent Automation and Digital Transformation.
Consensus-building with Boards to create strategic focus, action, and accountability.
Extensive public speaking and public relations work
Conversant and experienced in major technology issues and trends.
Expert on inbound and content marketing, particularly in an association environment and on the Hubspot platform.
John is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the College of William and Mary, and holds an M.A. in Public Policy from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University.