Digital start-ups born into the cloud era can quickly disrupt traditional business models and grow unencumbered by legacy IT platforms. It’s a different story for many established enterprises. They can’t always avoid moving large, complex, highly integrated legacy applications to the cloud, which can be far from straightforward.

Yet the benefits of migration often (but not always) outweigh the difficulties. So one of the challenges is how to manage the transition with minimum impact on business performance. And it’s not just about “minimizing” the impact during transition, but about making that transition unnoticeable to the end users altogether. It doesn’t matter whether the system is used by 100 or 100,000 users; they simply want it to work and for their technology to deliver competitive advantage, whatever platform it’s on.

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