Why Map your Journey to the Cloud? It’s More than Just a Cloud Migration

Unlock the true value of your Microsoft Cloud migration with CollabPoint

If you’re reading this, you’re either thinking about moving your organization to the Cloud, or you’ve already done so. In either case, congratulations! There is a myriad of benefits you’ll reap from moving to the Cloud. But there can be a bit of a learning curve before you’re able to fully experience these benefits. Oftentimes, organizations move to the Cloud and don’t experience the full ROI due to a lack of user management and training, leading to poor user adoption. Sadly, this seems to be more common than not.

Many organizations think that simply migrating to the Cloud is enough. But we see time and time again that a successful journey to the Cloud is about so much more than that.

Cloud migration doesn’t stop the day you launch your new technology, there needs to be a plan or strategy in place post-migration so that you get buy-in from the people that will actually be using the Cloud. This unfortunately gets overlooked all too often.

So, what’s next? And how do we solve this?

To fully experience the true value of the Cloud, it’s imperative to look beyond just the technical migration. The key to success lies in the hands of your users — and if they don’t embrace the Cloud, the benefits will remain untapped. However, the good news is that there are things you can do to help your users fully embrace the Cloud. In this blog, we’ll share how.

What makes a successful Cloud migration?

We’ve discussed how a successful ‘journey’ to the Microsoft Cloud is about more than just migration. But what exactly do we mean by that? In order for your migration to be successful, the following needs to be taken into consideration:

  • Digital adoption
  • User experience
  • Enablement training
  • User empowerment
  • Self-service governance

This is where we come in.

We want to help you every step of the way to ensure your journey to a successful migration (and beyond) goes as smoothly as possible. CollabPoint provides expertise, careful planning, and guidance so your cloud journey can be delivered with confidence from start to finish.

We work with you to build a map to success in the Microsoft Cloud by guiding you on this journey with a customized approach tailored to your organization. Our approach is unique and specific to your organization because we know that you require a custom solution that works hard for you to achieve your goals. How we do that is by:

1. Getting to know you and reviewing your goals

Before we dive in, we want to spend some time getting to know you and your organization. In addition to getting to know your organization, we’ll discuss what your goals are for the Cloud migration journey so that we can take the best approach to getting there and helping you achieve them.

 From there, we will review all relevant user research to establish how far you are into your Cloud migration journey and define what the next steps are needed to ensure success.

 2. Mapping your custom Cloud journey

Once we have a clear picture of your organization and your goals for the migration, we get to work mapping the best route to get you there. Our experts will put together a comprehensive plan outlining your Cloud Journey, including timelines, channels, technologies, and touchpoints. We’ll share all the new and exciting ideas we have and how these will result in a successful journey to the Cloud.

3. Getting started on implementation

Now it’s time for the fun part! Once we’ve mapped out your Cloud migration journey, we can officially get started on implementation. Our experts support and guide your organization through each stage of the journey to make sure the process is not only as seamless, but as enjoyable as possible. Our team handles the planning, provides the strategy and shares our best recommendations.

4. Collaborating in monthly advisory sessions with your dedicated CollabPoint advisor

Our aim is to be your partner and to support you no matter what you need or when you need it. Throughout the process, you will be matched with a CollabPoint strategist that is an expert in Microsoft Cloud migration. This will be your dedicated technical resource throughout the entirety of your journey to the Cloud. 

To ensure we’re on track to meet your goals and review progress, we provide monthly meetings with you and your CollabPoint strategist.

5. Ongoing Cloud migration progress tracking & support

Migrating to the Cloud can be daunting, and we find that is often why organizations tend not to think too far beyond the Cloud migration itself. However, we ensure that you won’t have to face it alone. We will be there throughout your journey, from start to finish to guide you, support you, track your progress and ensure you stay on track to achieving your goals.

Taking the Cloud Journey to Boost Adoption

It’s never easy migrating to or implementing new tech. It can often leave people feeling overwhelmed or frustrated which takes a toll on your ROI of new technology. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Using our above Cloud Journey, we will empower your users, support your IT team and improve the over ROI of the Cloud. With our effective user training, the migration process will be an easy one without the headache or frustration. The steps outlined in the journey map will improve accessibility and clearly communicate the value in the migration, so that your user adoption will skyrocket.


Are you ready to unlock the true value of your Cloud migration? Get in touch today to learn more about how we can help you get to where you want to be.