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DGAP-News: Cartesian Defines Operational Roadmap for Successful Migration to the Cloud

The Management Network Group, Inc.

29.09.2011 09:00

New White Paper Guides Businesses as They Grapple With the Complex Cloud
Computing Landscape

LONDON, 2011-09-29 09:00 CEST (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —
Cartesian, a TMNG Global company, today announced a new white paper entitled
–The Challenges of Enterprise Cloud Migration: Successfully Navigating a
Bewildering Landscape– (www.cartesian.com/cloud-migration). The paper defines
the need for a disciplined approach to Cloud migration which includes an
operational roadmap, a framework of requirements and best practices, and a
solid financial model.

According to Cartesian, many IT projects fail because of poorly understood
requirements, lack of systematic planning and inadequate business cases. But in
reality, these factors are symptoms of a more fundamental core issue, namely
that migrating an existing enterprise IT application to a new environment, e.g.
the Cloud, is a specialised business activity that is difficult to execute
unless you have significant experience and use a disciplined approach.

Commenting on Cloud migration, Rich Nespola, Chairman and CEO of TMNG Global

–The sheer complexity of the decision to move to the Cloud, and of the
migration itself, amplifies the critical imperative to get the requirements
right up front. Executives in charge of designing their company–s Cloud
strategy need to clearly define the applications that should move to the Cloud
based upon their business goals and potential opportunities, identify the best
practices that should guide their migration process, and evaluate the wide
array of Cloud service providers to find the most appropriate partner.–

The establishment of an operational roadmap is critical to a successful Cloud
migration, says Cartesian. The development of such a roadmap should be
constructed by experts with in-depth operational experience with IT migrations
and should include:

— A holistic set of predefined requirements for the business, technical and
operational areas that will be impacted by the migration.
— An automated tool that substantially eases the process of constructing
RFIs/RFPs and permits unbiased scoring of vendor responses.
— Expert guidance to motivate involvement across all impacted business units.

Bill Opet, SVP, Cable, Broadband and Cloud Business Unit of TMNG Global added:

–A necessary companion to the operational roadmap is a comprehensive financial
model that identifies the costs and benefits of a move to the Cloud.
Enterprises need to thoroughly quantify all elements relating to the planning,
migration and ongoing support for the applications they are moving to the

The launch of –The Challenges of Enterprise Cloud Migration– white paper is
fourth in a series of Cloud initiatives that Cartesian has announced in 2011.
The company helps clients evaluate and manage the complexities of Cloud

For a full copy of the report and more information, visit

Notes for Editors

About Cartesian Limited, a TMNG Global Company

Cartesian, a TMNG Global company, (Nasdaq:TMNG), is a leading provider of
revenue assurance software and professional services to the communications,
technology, utilities and digital media sectors in Europe. Through parent
company, TMNG Global,sister division, CSMG, and 600+ senior consultants,
Cartesian provides a full spectrum of services and solutions to clients around
the globe. The company–s clients represent all areas of the communications
industry including mobile and fixed telecom operators; entertainment, media and
technology companies; and the capital formation firms that support the
industry. Cartesian is based in London with corporate headquarters in Overland
Park, Kansas, and other company offices in Boston, New Jersey, and Washington,
D.C. For more information about Cartesian, visit www.cartesian.com.

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CONTACT: Cartesian
Bill Hill, VP Business Development
07770 637825 (mobile)
020 7643 5555 (switchboard)

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Company: The Management Network Group, Inc.

United States
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