Date Added: May 2013
Migration to a new platform used to be a comparatively straightforward process. Today, however, many organizations want to realize the benefits of using their applications in the cloud, and migrating to the cloud introduces significant new complexities; manually assessing, fixing and converting desktop applications for the target platform is no longer a viable alternative.
Instead, organizations will need to consider automating the application compatibility assessment process, and they should expect to adopt a hybrid migration model, with several virtual and hosting solutions and some applications remaining in the native deployment. This white paper explains these challenges, the risks and benefits of migration, and the key questions to ask to ensure success.