In this moment, excerpted from Acceleration Economy’s Cloud Data Strategy digital event, which took place on March 23, Kenny Mullican, CIO, Paragon Films and Acceleration Economy practitioner analyst, explains the considerations users should factor in when migrating data from on-premise systems to cloud-based alternatives.
00:08 — When users are used to having an on-premise system, it is much easier to bring all that data together, explains Kenny, whose company recently took on an ERP implementation.
00:25 — When ERPs are on the same database server that’s also housing a data warehouse, it becomes easier to extract the data and generate business intelligence (BI).
01:00 — When data shifts from an on-premise system to the cloud, “all of a sudden that data is close to you, it’s in this black box that you don’t have much access to.”
01:28 — Kenny suggests that systems have to be available in real-time, and “getting real-time data out of a cloud-based ERP into other systems is a lot more complicated and expensive than you might guess.”
01:42 — Reflecting on his own experience, Kenny shares that “was probably one of the big lessons learned for me, is you need to understand what that data sharing environment is going to be well before you go into your data migration project. If you wait until the last minute, you’re going to be scrambling to try to figure out how do you get the data to where you need it when you need it as quickly as possible.”
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