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CHAPTER 8
Cloud Migration
We have seen through the example of the Obeya room that the practice of learning and decision-making can be made as an experience and therefore be of use, practically speaking, as both a learning and delivery tool.
The business case for cloud data migration  Rather than focus on the value savings when comparing migrating to the cloud to remaining on-premises, which can be marginal, it is instead important to focus on the wider potential realised gains and adjusted ambition that migrating your data to the cloud can affordMaximising value from your data Cloud enables the use of advanced analytics in more powerful ways – exploit it in new ways & enable self-service. Better data management  Cloud native tooling can enable data to be governed and managed at a more granular level. Emerging tools can automate data discovery to help actively protect your customer’s data. Increase your data tooling capability  Cloud infrastructure offers a route to landscape simplification and can be scaled to demand far easier than on-premises solutions making it built to last. Strengthen your team’s data expertise Cloud technologies can be a catalyst for change: shifting to modern tooling can elevate recruitment challenges and offer opportunities to refresh operating models. Strengthen your Data Culture People are becoming more comfortable with cloud in their everyday lives. Maintaining pace with technological advances is an important step in enhancing your Data Culture. Cloud adoption also promotes a more collaborative way of working and breaks down barriers within the organisation by focussing on the value of data. The time to move to the cloud is now  The potential gains for moving to the cloud sooner, rather than later, are clear. The gains that can be made for your organisation can be compounded quicker by acting sooner. 
The value of data needs to be demonstrated across the organisation – not just in silos
Much of what has been discussed in this magazine so far has been focused on the experience of data and work from a practical perspective. But what about the experience of data itself? We have seen through the example of the Obeya room that the practice of learning and decision-making can be made as an experience and therefore be of use, practically speaking, as both a learning and delivery tool.  While cloud data migration may not first appear as an experiential topic, the experience of data in the cloud encourages insight and better decision-making, ultimately providing a better experience with data throughout your organisation. This will, ultimately, lead to a better experience for your customer, underpinned by the insights gained by data.