We are thrilled to introduce our latest eBook, Un/Solved: Making Sense of Your Qlik Cloud Migration Strategy.
Following on from our latest eBook, Demystifying Your Cloud Migration Strategy, this time we’ve focussed tightly on Qlik Cloud. With Qlik-specific guidance and information, this is your roadmap to success.
In this blog post, we’ll delve into some key takeaways – why Qlik Cloud is the best choice for your migration, the importance of a structured migration strategy, and how you can use this transition as a catalyst for transformation.
You’ve made a great choice with Qlik Cloud
From when the first Qlik product came out in 1994 to the current popularity of Qlik Sense, Qlik has been a trusted sector leader. In 2023, it was named Gartner Magic Quadrant Leader for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms for the 13th year running.
Qlik Cloud offers:
- AI and Machine Learning infused throughout your analytics, auto-generating insights and predictions. Could your organisation use Qlik AutoML to unlock the power of Machine Learning for Business Intelligence?
- Effortless data workflows with a no-code visual interface to easily build automated analytics.
- A one-platform, universally active system that centres your data analytics.
In our eBook, we run through the security credentials and powerful, intuitive functionalities that make Qlik Cloud the premier choice for Cloud-based data analytics.
A structured migration strategy is key to success
Now that we’ve highlighted the merits of Qlik Cloud, let’s talk about choosing a good migration strategy.
Defining your strategy before executing your Cloud migration is crucial, in order to:
- Empower stakeholders and those who will be executing the migration to better understand and contribute to the Cloud journey. This helps justify, facilitate, and streamline the migration process.
- Avoid potential issues that can arise from a misaligned strategy, such as duplicated effort or inadequate resource allocation.
- Identify opportunities to build on your business data analytics and set your strategic direction for the future.
The 6 Rs of Cloud Migration
Designing a Cloud Migration can be complex. Navigate it successfully by considering the 6 Rs of Cloud Migration.
Rehost: Lift and shift your applications and data to the cloud without major changes.
Replatforming: Optimise and modernise your applications for the Cloud environment.
Refactoring: Redesign your applications to leverage cloud-native capabilities.
Repurchase: Drop your original set-up, and completely rebuild your applications using cloud-native services.
Retaining: Keep certain applications on-prem for logistical or security reasons.
Retire: Eliminate redundant applications or services.
You can combine strategies as required; for example, it is always important to consider which applications will not be moving with you to your new environment.
Customers often find that they have many legacy applications, some of which may no longer be required… Streamlining the current environment by archiving old, duplicate, or unused applications can significantly reduce the effort (and cost) of migrating to Qlik Cloud, and minimise ongoing maintenance and testing overheads.
In our eBook, we provide a detailed exploration of how each of these Rs relates to a Qlik Cloud migration, helping you make informed decisions at every step.
Choosing the right strategy depends on fully understanding your current situation, capacity and requirements. To that end, the eBook includes a template for assessing the current state of your data architecture.
A migration is the time for transformation
When you migrate to Qlik Cloud, it’s not just about replicating your existing environment; it’s about elevating your capabilities. This is the perfect time to consider enhancements that can unlock the full potential of your analytics ecosystem.
Instead of merely replicating your on-premises setup, consider how you can improve it. Explore new data sources, make data more accessible across the organisation, leverage advanced analytics, and embrace modern data visualization techniques. This transformation can revolutionise your decision-making processes.
Because you are already shifting platforms, the momentum for change is already present. You just need to seize the opportunity.
What’s the easiest way to take your data analytics to the next level? Partnering with the most established and trusted solution for Qlik Sense.
The power of Vizlib
Vizlib was specifically designed to help you get even more from your investment in Qlik Sense. With enhancements and exciting new functionalities, you can take your reporting to the next level, and start telling clear, compelling stories with your data.
Vizlib takes your Qlik Cloud experience to the next level by providing a wide range of enhanced visualization options, reporting capabilities, and dashboards. It’s never been easier to create stunning, interactive data visualizations that help you gain deeper insights and drive better business outcomes!
Best of all, as a low-code or no-code solution, everything from deep customisation to impactful data storytelling is accessible to those with no BI or technical background. This encourages adoption and data democratisation across your organisation.
Choose from our range of solutions to create the bespoke package perfect for your organisation’s requirements.
Download the eBook today!
Click here to download the eBook, and get your Qlik Cloud migration journey off on the right foot.