Saugatuck’s ongoing discussions with Cloud providers, and with user enterprise business leaders, have identified a factor that we project will have a substantial amplifying influence on the amount and types of workloads that are moved to Cloud-based offerings: The Mobility Multiplier.

Business leaders view Mobility as a means to achieve key performance objectives ranging from reduced sales costs to improved business operations and competitiveness. As a result, IT organizations are being tasked with implementation of Mobility across a wide spectrum of areas.

However, IT organizations are not always aware that adopting Mobility can entail significant effort and costs in:

  • Renovation of Traditional Back-Office Systems, and
  • Migration of Data Interdependent Workloads.

Being aware of potential impacts of Mobility can enable IT organizations to develop more realistic implementation plans including timeframes and cost projections. Similarly, appreciation of these potential impacts is crucial for vendors selling current Cloud-based offerings and defining product development plans for future offerings.
Bottom line? Potential adopters of Mobility are striving to develop implementation plans with credible projections for timing, manpower, and costs. Providers that can provide specific information to facilitate such planning will almost certainly be more attractive to buyers.

Note: In a newly published Strategic Perspective, we offer insights into how the “Mobility Multiplier” increases Cloud adoption while also requiring major investments in traditional applications and workloads. Ongoing Saugatuck subscription clients can access this premium research piece (1299STR) by clicking here, and inputting your ID and password.

This blog was originally published atSaugatuck's Lens360blog on December 19, 2013. Published with permission.