About the report 

The global pandemic ignited a wave of cloud migration for mission critical workloads. Cloud strategies are now maturing into broad migration and modernisation efforts. In uncertain economic times, enterprises look to migration and modernisation to support growth, future-proof their businesses and reduce costs.

Sponsored by Microsoft and conducted by Emerald Research Group, this research provides insights into how enterprise organisations around the world are managing their cloud Migration and Modernisation (M&M) strategies and their outlook for how it is evolving over the next few years as they do more with less. 


Why Cloud?


Cloud migration plans are expanding into secondary and advanced workloads – led by Artificial Intelligence/ Machine Learning (AI/ML), virtualisation and systems management. 


In addition to cloud migration, most enterprise are modernising their workloads which is expected to improve scalability, business continuity and to manage and optimise costs. 

Hybrid and Multicloud 

As cloud technology matures, enterprises adapt their strategies for individual workloads; primary cloud vendor consolidation, multicloud adoption and hybrid cloud architectures are all in play simultaneously. 


Top Three Perceived Migration Benefits 

(Among orgs with a M&M strategy) 

  1. Scalability 
  2. Security & compliance 
  3. Improve business continuity/disaster recovery 


Cloud Migration by ActionPoint 

Enabling your organisation to get more for less on your Cloud Journey is important to us. The following steps allow us to create a roadmap for your cloud migration journey:  

Define Strategy 

Meet with key stakeholders to workshop the motivations driving cloud adoption and specify desired outcomes. A business case is developed to validate the financial model supporting the transition. 


Develop a cloud adoption plan. As part of this planning stage we create an inventory of your digital estate, we address all skills and knowledge gaps and establish a framework for initial organisational alignment. 


We work with you from the very first workload migration ensuring a seamless transition from on-prem to managed cloud. 

Govern and Manage 

We manage and optimise your new cloud data centre, meeting with you to agree business commitments and operational baselines. We then send you a report each month or quarter to highlight performance. 

A More Mobile Solution 

Access to the Azure Cloud lends itself to increased workplace flexibility and a more mobile workforce. It also better positions organisations to operate internationally. 

Operational Agility 

Transitioning from physical data centres to a more elastic cloud solution, allows for greater scalability and flexibility. 

Greater Security & Compliance 

Azure is used and trusted by 95% of Fortune 500 companies and is continuously monitored by Azure Security Centre. ActionPoint is ISO 27001 certified meaning we meet the highest global standard for information security and management. 

 Learn more about ActionPoint’s Cloud Migration Services here or by emailing getstarted@actionpoint.ie. 

* Portions of this blog content have been extracted from Microsoft’s Cloud migration and  Modernisation: Trends for 2023 Research Report.  

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