What to consider before starting your move
Think carefully about the tradeoffs between staying with your old system vs. implementing a new solution. A ‘keep the lights on’ budget doesn’t need to be justified, as opposed to a project budget. However, the consequence of running a project to replace a traditional application with an SaaS solution will likely entail a lower total cost of ownership, freeing up more time spend on more value-adding activities.
A more disruptive cloud project needs more justification, is more visible, and will need an adjustment period from IT and business perspective. However, although adding applications in small increments and experimenting with your new tech on your own hardware might seem less risky, in the end, these costs add up.