Tips to Prepare for a Successful Migration to Sage Cloud Hosting!by Lunna Walker Accountant
There are plenty of benefits to using Sage Cloud Hosting. For a successful migration to the cloud, you need to be well prepared. Most cloud hosting providers understand the basic necessities needed to move your business applications to a cloud-hosted environment. You must opt for an experienced service provider who can help you in the process efficiently. Map out a plan, ensure the security of your data and explore backup and recovery options. A reliable internet connection is a must have. Your employees would not be able to work in the cloud if there is no internet.
Research tells you that there are ample amount of benefits in moving your Sage to the cloud. And now you’ve finally made the decision. But migration to the cloud requires adequate preparation. Sage Cloud Hosting presents unparalleled advantages including, workforce mobility and IT cost reduction. While once upon a time, the cloud was seen as a tool for only massive companies. Thankfully, it’s far more accessible to the business of all shapes and sizes today.
Below are a few tips that will help you move to Sage Cloud Hosting.
1. Selecting a Provider with Hosting experience
Most Cloud Hosting providers know the basic necessities needed to move your business applications to a cloud-hosted environment. Since Sage deals with information including, financials and vital customer data, choosing a provider that has experience with Sage speeds up the migration process and also makes it easier to troubleshoot issues that are application based.
2. Know the Applications you need
Planning ahead will help you and your hosting provider map out a plan for your organizations server hosting needs now, and in the long-term future. You might think about just hosting Sage for now but it is essential to get to know other available applications too. You might feel the need to host them in the future, or with your current Sage application. Your cloud-hosting provider should help you with process especially if there is the core understanding of Sage and other Sage ad-on products.
3. Ensure Data Backup and Recovery
Your data is crucial and so is the need of backup options. Most hosting providers offer data backup and disaster recovery solutions with their hosting package. Ensuring that you have a backup and disaster recovery plan also gives your organization a greater sense of security.
4. Get to know your Industry Requirements
Before moving to the cloud, ensure that your hosted environment is in compliance with your industry regulations. Certain industries such as healthcare and finance are usually heavily regulated and require specific certifications to ensure data security for sensitive information.
5. Discover more about Cloud Security
Data security should be one of the major factors when selecting a cloud provider. Ensure that you have the right user roles defined, have encrypted logins, antivirus protection, 24 x 7 incident monitoring and built-in firewalls to ensure that your data is as secure as it could possibly be. This must be a top priority.
6. Good and Reliable Internet Connection
This is a must. As you think about moving to the cloud, think about your current Internet connectivity as well. If you have a spotty Internet service that frequently cuts off in the middle on the day, then you should also know that it could affect your employees’ ability to connect to your applications in the cloud. To keep using your applications in the cloud, you need to have a good quality stable internet connection.
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