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Podcast: Mark Kirstein Talks Migrations with Osterman Research

Mark Kirstein, BitTitan’s VP of Product, recently sat down with Osterman Research to talk migrations. With hundreds of companies using MigrationWiz, BitTitan’s SaaS-based tool, Mark has a unique view of the migration landscape.

A number of factors were already influencing the dynamics of migration projects over the past year. Then COVID-19 changed everything; dramatically shifting how the world works and conducts business. This has certainly had an impact on migration projects, but the story is mixed.

In this podcast episode, A Conversation About Migration With Mark Kirstein of BitTitan, Mark breaks down the reasons we’ve been seeing many accelerated projects while some companies are delaying or cancelling migrations. And he peeks into the post-pandemic future to predict how business consolidation will likely lead to new migration projects.

Keys to Migration Success

Mark discusses the business pressures driving migrations and shares tips IT teams can use for completing projects successfully. This includes ways to prepare for a migration, what to prioritize, how to take full advantage of the cloud environment, and how to leverage best practices for security, infrastructure management, and training. Some additional considerations include timing, how to assess impact to the business, and whether to stage a migration.

[For a detailed look at how IT leaders evaluate their response to COVID-19, take a look at this recent Osterman Research study co-sponsored by BitTitan: How Well Was IT Prepared for COVID-19? IT Preparedness for a Complete Remote Workforce.

Now that most companies have nearly their entire professional workforce working remotely, it may not seem like the ideal time for a migration. But many IT teams are implementing migrations to support their work-from-home operations, and they’re able to accomplish them remotely with our MigrationWiz tool.

Mark concludes his comments with some help and advice: “If your organization is migrating to the cloud, don’t be a hero. (At BitTitan) we have a massive network of people globally who have done thousands of migrations.” You’re not alone.

Listen to the episode below!

A Conversation About Migration With Mark Kirstein of BitTitan [Podcast]


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