ASK THE BOARD: End Users Discuss Cloud Migration

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What are the challenges with migrating from an on-premise solution to a cloud-based solution?
This week’s question is answered by members of the DSE Advisory Board
END USER COUNCIL

Read the Answer by Doug Anderson

“If your current solution is a small one – say just a few displays at or near the same location – moving to the cloud should be trivial. You will primarily be just copying content from a local repository to the cloud.”
DOUG ANDERSON
Senior Director – Information Technology
LA Metro Transit
 

Read the Answer by Penny Carter

“My team is actually in the process of migrating from an on-premise solution to a cloud-based solution for our digital signage platform in order to extend our offerings to the entire Enterprise.”
PENNY CARTER
Digital Signage Lead – Lockheed Martin
 

Read the Answer by Lawrence Chang

“We’ve seen quite a few applications over the years migrate from an on-premise solution to a cloud-based solution, and digital signage is no different.”
LAWRENCE CHANG
Director, IT – Calgary TELUS Convention Centre
 

Read the Answer by Frank Coccaro

“There are various challenges that often need to be addressed for a cloud-based solution. There’s security, less visibility to users, training, and potential data issues.”
FRANK COCCARO
Executive Director of Multimedia
MGM Resorts International
 

Read the Answer by Angel Cordero

“While the industry moving to the cloud has led to better innovations and Software as a Service (SasS) pricing, I’m still concerned about signage uptime with cloud-based solutions. “
ANGEL CORDERO
Signage & Kiosk Solutions – Walt Disney Parks & Resorts
 

Read the Answer by Dominic DeSieno

“There are a number of challenges between an on-premise and a cloud-based solution for digital signage, but I think the biggest challenge is security. Depending on the company you work for … “
DOMINIC DeSIENO
Digital Signage Technical Lead, Corporate Video Services Team
Wells Fargo
 

Read the Answer by Paul Fleuranges

“In some cases, but not all, it’s about prying the IT of digital signage away from in-house forces who may be reluctant to give up hosting it either because of contracts (and owned work) or philosophy.”
PAUL FLEURANGES
Director of Corporate Initiatives – New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority
 

Read the Answer by Cheryl Flohr

“Moving to a cloud-based solution offers many advantages, but also a number of challenges. On the advantages side, the cloud-based system offers significant cost reduction.”
CHERYL FLOHR
Director of Communications – Parker Aerospace
 

Read the Answer by Chris Fuller

“The following list concerns and considerations when migrating from an on-premise solution to a cloud-based solution … “
CHRIS FULLER
Director of Merchandising
Long John Silver’s
 

Read the Answer by Gary Harris

“Primary challenges would be Internet bandwidth for the service and possibly content security. Neither of these should be a big issue.”
GARY HARRIS
Digital Video Engineer – Notre Dame
 

Read the Answer by Jerry Harris

“Migrating from an on-premise to a cloud-based digital signage solution can be somewhat daunting and nerve racking because of the unknowns. What are my network’s vulnerabilities? “
JERRY HARRIS
Senior Director, Creative Services – Georgia Aquarium
 

Read the Answer by Chris King

“Challenges in migrating to a cloud-based solution include Infrastructure, Security, Access and Integration.”
CHRIS KING
Kroger Television Operations Manager – The Kroger Co.
 

Read the Answer by Joseph McQueen

“Moving from on-premise to cloud is a large change requiring much planning both technically as well as financially. From a technical standpoint, understanding where data exists … “
JOSEPH McQUEEN
Senior Manager of Network Services
American Eagle Outfitters
 

Read the Answer by Michael Oram

“On the nuts and bolts side, with an onsite solution, as long as your in-house network cabling isn’t extremely old or damaged, you shouldn’t have to worry about connectivity issues.”
MICHAEL ORAM
Concessions Manager – McCarran International Airport
 

Read the Answer by Daniel Orme-Doutre

“Assuming you know the differences between cloud and on-premise solutions, there are a couple of considerations to review … “
DANIEL ORME-DOUTRE
Media Solution Architect – Microsoft
 

Read the Answer by Randy Poindexter

“Cloud-based software is the way of the future, and most companies are already making the transition from on-premise software to cloud-based.”
RANDY POINDEXTER
Senior Vice President of Marketing
Bojangles’ Restaurants, Inc.
 

Read the Answer by Jim Riley

“We’ve moved to a cloud-based solution for various workplace initiatives including digital signage. Some of the challenges that we’ve experienced include … “
JIM RILEY
Director of Marketing – Columbus Blue Jackets
 

Read the Answer by David Saleme

“My experience with the challenges of migrating from an on-premise solution to a cloud-based solution is limited to a current signage installation effort. As an end user of cloud-based solutions … “
DAVID SALEME
Senior Manager, Business Development
John Glenn Columbus International Airport
 

Read the Answer by Ralph Schorbach

“I’m going to rephrase the question a bit to “What concerns should you have migrating from an on-premise solution to a cloud-based solution?””
RALPH SCHORBACH
IT Manager – Fairplex
 

Read the Answer by Klaus Smit

“THe two biggest challenges are culture and strategy … “
KLAUS SMIT
Associate Manager, Innovation Team
PepsiCo
 

Read the Answer by Steve Chewie Stavar

“We have looked, been pushed to look, and looked again about moving from an on-premise solution to a cloud-based solution.”
STEVE “CHEWIE” STAVAR
Digital Signage Specialist – West Virginia University
 

Read the Answer by Traci Quillen Stewart

“The largest and first challenge with migrating from an on-premise solution to a cloud-based solution, is finding the right Content Management System (CMS) for your business.”
TRACI QUILLEN STEWART
Digital Signage Solutions
Eastman Chemical
 

Read the Answer by Jason Stuehmer

“One of the biggest challenges in migrating from an on-premise solution to a cloud-based solution is ensuring proper network security. With an on-premise solution, you run the solution …”
JASON STUEHMER
Digital Signage/Screens
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
 

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