The company has become a partner of the hotline of the Moscow Chamber of Commerce and Industry, which is designed to support businesses and government organizations during the transition from Western software to domestic solutions.
Tatyana Ursova, Head of Infrastructure Solutions Business Development at Axoft, took part in an educational initiative as part of a refresher course for heads of regional chambers of commerce and industry. She told the participants what the process of import substitution is like, how the migration process takes place, its features and relevant Russian solutions that are in demand by the market today and allow the implementation of the required functionality on domestic technologies, and are also included in the register of Russian software.
We disassembled in detail not only software analogues, but also the procedure for a phased transition, which includes the following main steps:
- Inventory and audit: determination of current indicators and characteristics, analysis of software requirements, preliminary construction of a roadmap for transition stages
- Development of a migration plan: selection of software, drawing up a plan, conducting a pilot project, testing in the current infrastructure, training
Implementation: preparing a master image, complex deployment,
- configuring software on workstations and servers, testing and debugging, compiling documentation on using software
The expert especially emphasized that only a consistent passage through all stages of migration guarantees a painless transition to current technologies, regardless of whether the software is foreign or domestic. Since the selection of an alternative is influenced by a large number of factors, including the pairing of the selected technology with the current infrastructure, the presence of an ecosystem, and the availability of software for testing.