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The Enterprise Connect expert-led conference program will discuss the latest systems, software, services and applications for enterprise communications and collaboration. The conference is designed with one objective in mind: To help you optimize your investments in communications and collaboration systems, software and services. Click on session titles for full session descriptions. All times noted are in EDT.

NOT Moving to the Cloud: What Are Your Risks?

Steve Leaden  (Founder & President, Leaden Associates)

Date: Wednesday, March 23

Time: 8:00am - 8:45am

Pass type: Entire Event Orlando, Tuesday-Thursday Orlando - Get your pass now!

Track: Unified Communications & UCaaS

Session Type: Conference Breakout Session

Vault Recording: TBD

There are still plenty of premises-based PBX and contact center systems out there, deployed by enterprises that have been reluctant to move to the cloud—often because of concerns about security or cost. But not moving to the cloud carries risks and costs of its own, and these are likely to grow over time: Some premises systems are already at or approaching end-of-life, and time will only increase this risk; there is not much path for integrating legacy and cloud systems; and vendors are putting all of their R&D into cloud-based systems. So how do you weigh the effects of these risks and make sure you don’t wind up with stranded investments that can’t support the capabilities your users need? In this session, a a nationally-recognized consultant will offer his advice about how to plan your migration away from legacy systems, even if you’ve resisted the move up til now.


  • Which systems and technologies are already end-of-life or most at risk of becoming stranded investments?
  • What timeline should you plan for your migration to the cloud, and what’s the degree of risk for waiting?
  • How do you craft a business case for moving to the cloud rather than continuing to “sweat the assets”?
  • If your premises-based deployments are still in place, but you rolled out cloud services selectively to deal with the pandemic and remote work, how can you leverage this initial step as you plan a full migration? What are the challenges?

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