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July 2020 Newsletter, Tidal

Tidalannouncements in the July 2020 newsletter.

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It’s July, and we really hope you’ve found the outdoors this summer. We’ve got so much going on at Tidal that the sun seems like a distant memory - but we’re excited to tell you about it!

WHAT’S NEW WITH US

PARTNER’S CORNER

We’ve been hard at work trying to fulfill our promise to help our migration partners develop and enhance their migration practices with business-first, application-centric assessments, deep dive database and source code analyses and migration execution best practices. Some new graduates from our workshops in June and July are littered throughout our new partners. I’m so proud to announce that we have welcomed 4 new partners to the Tidal wave…

Welcome to Tech Mahindra, Benchmark Corp., Parabellyx and Valboost!

We can’t wait to work with you to bring superior value and transformative cloud migrations to your customers!

TIDAL EVENTS

If you missed our last one, we’re booking another All-Virtual Migration Enablement Workshop set for Tuesday, September 16, 2020. Register now and join us from home while our own David Colebatch walks you through the first 3 phases of the cloud migration process.

Can’t wait? You can sign up for a one-on-one if you like the sounds of a dedicated, private workshop, with our team.

ASK DAVID

“Hey David, what factors do you consider when assessing applications?” - Saulo from Brazil

Well Saulo, that’s a big question, however, this is something we do every day, so here goes. We subscribe to the notion that IT should partner with the business. We need to understand what the business values and what applications are driving the processes & services that deliver that value.

All too often, we try to be a service provider to the business and end up creating an unhealthy set of silos and processes that detract from what should be a common goal of service delivery to stakeholders.

Interestingly, In order to identify candidates for modernization, it’s not enough to solely look at the technical complexity of the existing applications, we need to also quantify the value to the business provided by each application.

We start by identifying the goals of a particular project which can include improved development velocity, financial cost reduction and/or improved security amongst others. Then, on an app by app basis, the cloud architect reviews the value, such as revenue generated, person-hours saved or regulatory requirements. She then combines that with a review of technical complexity data such as, source code complexity, database migration complexity, application dependencies, server dependencies and server operating system migration complexities. With both the business value and the technical complexity, she can then make recommendations that support the overall objectives identified for the project.

I hope this gives you some clarity Saulo… thanks for the great question!

Keep those questions coming!

David

FEATURE HIGHLIGHT

APPLICATION PORTFOLIO REPORT

This recently-added feature allows you to generate reports and charts in just one click. You can now easily export a full assessment report of all the applications, complete with their assessment results, dependencies, and recommended migration order. Alternatively, export a set of charts that summarize your application portfolio assessment which you can drop into any executive presentations you need to make!

PRODUCT NEWS

See the changelog for more updates and keep those product ideas and feedback coming at info@tidalcloud.com.

TIDAL WEBINARS

If you’re looking to access our past webinars, they’re available on demand after you register. Topics include: ingesting your application portfolio, source code analysis and more.

CLOUD NEWS

That’s all for July 2020. If you’ve had a good time with us this newsletter, let us know by sharing on social media (links below) and keep your friends up to date.

And in case you missed it, check out our June newsletter.

Stay united and see you in August!

-Tidal