Gartner research director Richard Watson once observed, "When the CIO issues the simple directive: 'Move some applications to the cloud,' architects face bewildering choices about how to do this, and their decision must consider an organization's requirements, evaluation criteria and architecture principles."

Unfortunately, many architects assume that migrating your legacy systems means migrating your applications to the cloud. However, the reality is that such a migration involves both data migration and application migration. Each of these must be assessed, planned, designed and executed separately and then integrated. They are two parts of the same migration of a legacy system, but each requires different analysis steps and different skill sets. Read full story on InformationWeek

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