Cloud Migration 101: Ten Steps for Secure, Successful IT Transition


Greg Hoffer (Vice President of Engineering, Globalscape)

Date: Thursday, May 3

Time: 9:00am - 9:45am

Pass Type: All Access, Conference

Format: Conference Session

Track: Cloud

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: Beginner

The cloud is a vital part of any organization's IT strategy, helping companies to become more productive, save money and more efficiently allocate precious IT resources. But without proper planning, a migration to the cloud can imperil data security. With security as a forethought, an organization can confidently embark on a successful journey to the cloud that embraces all the advantages of abundant and cost-efficient computing power and storage, ready availability and easy access to productive applications, and the ability to communicate and collaborate on a global scale.

With a simple "what to expect" outline for companies overwhelmed with questions about how to plan their journey to the cloud, including ten simple steps for a secure and successful IT transition, this presentation will give attendees useful insights that they can take back and put into action.

The proposed format is a single-speaker presentation that follows the ten prescribed steps while actively engaging attendees in a dialog that helps them grasp the concepts within the context of their specific organizations and situations, as well as real world examples. The presentation is not deeply technical, but intended for IT professionals in need of a solid basis of understanding that they can use to build a strategy for secure IT transformation. The result of the materials and dialog will convey the pitfalls of haphazard cloud adoption and describe a process that ensures a successful outcome without overwhelming staff or ending up where the journey began: with silos of disconnected data.