Navigating Your Digital Platform Upgrade
Strengthening your digital platform goes beyond a mere choice; it’s a strategic imperative. This journey, essential as it is, often brings forth intricate questions and challenges. As you gear up for your upgrade, ensuring a seamless transition is vital to prevent any disruptions.
So, the question is: Is your platform poised to get you ahead in the next digital era?
The On-Premise vs. Cloud Conundrum
Your next step involves a pivotal decision: Opt for security and flexibility by hosting platform components on-premise or in your own private cloud, or shift responsibilities back to your vendor by moving to their cloud offering.
Often, a hybrid approach is the best, enabling you to keep full flexibility and control where it matters; your customer touchpoints, but delegating responsibility for hosting the underlying business components like content management and commerce fulfillment to your vendors.
It’s not always as straightforward as it seems, however. Vendors demand standardization in order to support hosting your solution in their cloud, so the transition can be more than lift-and-shift. You also need to be sure that fragmenting your solution does not introduce performance issues.
An upgrade isn’t just about embracing new features; it’s about discovering the latent capabilities that have always been within your reach. Your platform contains untapped potential, offering possibilities you might not have known were possible.
Upgrading isn’t just a technicality; it’s a leap towards a more robust, secure, and well-performing platform. It’s the key to enabling new initiatives around automation, personalization, and scalability, keeping your organization at the forefront of innovation.
Mind the Gap
Significant version gaps when upgrading platform components can lead to increased effort, added costs, and heightened frustration during your upgrade. Tackling version gaps can be challenging as the longer you have waited to upgrade, the higher chance that your internal or solutions partner knowledge and expertise has stagnated.
Not having an experienced team with the knowledge and instincts to swiftly resolve the intricate technical complexities of an upgrade can consume weeks or even months of valuable time.
The knock-on effects of upgrade delays can be serious: New initiatives need to be put on hold and the support status of the legacy parts of the platform could become an issue.
A League of Our Own
Here’s the good news: we don’t merely grasp these challenges; we’ve mastered them. We’re well-versed in the intricate technical complexities that can consume weeks of your valuable time and our experienced team possesses the knowledge and instincts to swiftly resolve them.
As a long-time friend, fan, and partner of RWS Tridion, we’re uniquely positioned to provide highly specialized expertise. Spanning three continents, our direct connections with RWS, cultivated through partnerships, and personal connections, guarantee swift and precise issue resolution.
This in-depth familiarity with the Tridion platform allows us to address specific concerns, major version challenges, and architectural transformations.