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Three Keys to Data Agility

What to consider when migrating data applications to the cloud.

July 5, 2022

Data and cloud

How do you collaborate across the enterprise to accelerate business drivers but maintain secure, reliable data? What if your organisation—like many today—lacks flexibility in your technology architecture and/or is dependent upon legacy systems?

Creating that flexibility is no easy feat. But building data agility into your cloud migration process will help. What is data agility? Being able to deliver real-time, actionable insights across your organisation securely. Consider these three keys to data agility.

1. Know the silos and seek to shift mindsets.

Easier said than done, right? Developing a flexible, agile architecture is not just about the technology. It’s the people and the processes. It’s identifying the silos that do exist. It’s defining how that data plays into the bigger picture.

What are your business goals? How can data sharing from across business units inform decisions and contribute to business growth? How does that impact your people and processes? Ask the right questions and enrol the right people to lay the groundwork and connect data to your business goals. The siloed mindsets will begin to break down.

2. Leave legacy behind but not without a plan.

It’s no secret that shedding legacy technology and moving from traditional databases to cloud-based applications helps organisations gain momentum. But to realise the true benefits, planning is essential.

3. Show the value in visibility.

In our research, we’ve found that siloed mindsets, navigating complexity and competing tech priorities continue to be near the top of the list of challenges for most organisations. To tackle competing tech priorities, it’s critical to have a bird’s eye view of data for leadership. You want to illustrate the business value of technology investments. But it’s not only about leadership’s view.

Working toward data agility across an organisation can drive growth and ensure resiliency despite fluctuating market demands and customer behaviours. From mindsets and planning to value and visibility, we can guide you through and help develop that flexibility.