Risks of Moving to the Cloud: The Human Factor

DÜREN, Petra and ROSS, Rob (2014) Risks of Moving to the Cloud: The Human Factor. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2014 - Lyon - Libraries, Citizens, Societies: Confluence for Knowledge in Session 73 - Information Technology. In: IFLA WLIC 2014, 16-22 August 2014, Lyon, France.

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Abstract

Risks of Moving to the Cloud: The Human Factor

As libraries join other business sectors in moving their operations to the cloud, advantages never before possible can now be achieved. However, there is a significant and decidedly non-technical risk to successfully adopting a cloud system. Ineffectively managing the human aspects of change remains the single greatest risk to achieving a successful migration. This paper describes the best practices of managing the human aspects of change that accompany the adoption of a cloud solution. The authors draw on both research in the field as well as practical experience managing the implementations of hundreds of libraries to a cloud solution.

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