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Businesses still face the same old cloud migration problems

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Cloud migration has been a priority for businesses for years now, but even with organizations having shifted much of their data, the same old problems still persist.

This is according to a new report from automated cloud migration company Next Pathway. Polling approximately 1,000 IT decision-makers for the report, the company found that more than half of firms (54.1 percent) still worry about moving all of their workloads to the cloud, without first deciding if any should be retired instead.

Almost a third (24.9 percent) are still weighing their options, unsure which cloud platform to choose, while almost half (47.7 percent) would love to see more automation to speed up the entire process.

Furthermore, many businesses lack the necessary in-house skills to plan and execute cloud migration properly, while a third require more automation to speed up the translation and migration of Extract, Transform, Load (ETL) from on-prem to cloud. 

Next Pathway says the same problems were cited in its previous report, which was published earlier this year. "[This] further underscores that although cloud migration has become essential for businesses, the main issues must still be addressed," wrote the firm.

“The cloud is seen as a strategic imperative to remain competitive and as an enabler for personalized experiences with customers,” commented Chetan Mathur, CEO of Next Pathway. “The pandemic has both accelerated the move to the cloud and underscored this urgent need."

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Sead Fadilpašić is a freelance tech writer and journalist with more than 17 years experience writing technology-focussed news, blogs, whitepapers, reviews, and ebooks. And his work has featured in online media outlets from all over the world, including Al Jazeera Balkans (where he was a Multimedia Journalist), Crypto News, TechRadar Pro, and IT Pro Portal, where he has written news and features for over five years. Sead's experience also includes writing for inbound marketing, where he creates technology-based content for clients from London to Singapore. Sead is a HubSpot-certified content creator.