TechKnowFile: Migrate to the Cloud
Technology | Dawn Heckerd, Hylant | Nov 21 2019
Cut costs, let employees work remotely and quickly implement your disaster recovery plan.
Cloud migration can help agencies become nimbler and address client needs expeditiously. Additionally, cloud applications and interfaces can be updated more quickly. As business analyst/project manager at the insurance brokerage Hylant, I handle both product support and use of Applied Epic and other products that support our client-servicing needs. I’m also tasked with helping others in the use of our agency management software. In this position, I played an instrumental role in the agency’s migration to the cloud—a process that took about 10 weeks from our preliminary discovery meeting to migration and implementation.
Why migrate to the cloud?
Here are some reasons why an agency should consider migrating to a cloud-based platform:
- Time savings in maintaining and upgrading hardware infrastructure. It may be worth the cost of higher online licensing if the agency does not have the expertise to maintain the necessary hardware infrastructure.
- Managing and allocation of server space for data and attachment storage backup.
- Disaster recovery and business continuity, providing accessibility from any location with internet access via the Epic (or other software provider) client or web interface.
- Our management system provider offers three different cloud environments to meet agencies’ needs. The dedicated platinum cloud environment is essential for agencies that require control of software updates.
Before migration begins, no matter the software, agencies must consider connectivity, third-party integrations, transfer of infrastructure, and server requirements, and must choose the cloud platform that will best meet their needs. Among other things, your agency should have a plan for moving data to the cloud as well as testing for data accuracy and user experience.
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