Should You Fully Trust the Cloud?

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03 Aug Should You Fully Trust the Cloud?

Why not the trust the cloud is the real question, when without it, there are just so many limitations and costs to contend with. We’ve seen plenty of establishments pluck up the willingness to evolve from corporate data centres with their software applications, data storage, and public cloud processes.

There is also the concern of ‘transition’, which isn’t easy, considering there aren’t really any incremental or staggered processes which can introduce the cloud to the business, without causing disruptions to the rest of one’s business. For many CIOs, the reluctance to take the plunge is “not about transition, it’s about replacement” according to Mark Nittler, executive vice president.

The one thing people always question is the wisdom of actually placing faith in a platform so intangible, but we can only know if we walkthrough the benefits of making that decision in totality.

Productivity

Ease of access will mean that you can be more productive, because you can be productive at any time. Employees can collaborate across timezones because they’re not encumbered by petty calls and emails which just holds everyone up in terms of work processes. The modern workforce now finds itself more empowered than before because sometimes, just sometimes, your best ideas come when you’re away from the office.

Want to be more productive? Just keep on the lookout for technologies that keep evolving to boost your cause. It won’t take an entire generation for you to see out grumbling about one inefficient work process.

Want to be more productive? Just keep on the lookout for technologies that keep evolving to boost your cause. It won’t take an entire generation for you to see out grumbling about one inefficient work process.

Security

While there have been some prominent cybersecurity concerns surrounding data, with liabilities up in the billions for some Fortune 100 companies, these attacks that we’ve been hearing of can be mitigated with solutions that can be scalable to grow with one’s business. Where previously plenty of investment was needed with new hardware and software just to build on security, cloud computing allows for the employment of global access controls, which also facilitate the ease of defining problems early and prioritising vulnerability testing.

Savings

The savings that you make on capital costs spell out a number of things:

  • No capital costs
  • Lesser electricity/utilities
  • Reduced expenditure on wages
  • Cancelling out downtime
  • Overall operating expenses

 

By being able to do more with less, cloud computing paves the way for more time to focus on one’s business because most of your daily troubles are automated for you.

Recovery

The great thing about saving plenty of time, is that one can then have more time on their hands anticipating any disasters and putting in more effort with prevention, rather than cure. According to research done by the Aberdeen Group, the implementation of cloud-based back up and recovery solutions has seen smaller businesses scale heights faster than much bigger organisations, because the latter can’t afford it as much, but they know they should.

Competition

When smaller businesses are able to move so quickly, and consolidate their strategies and losses in a much shorter time than bigger businesses, it allows for decisions to be made much faster, what with ‘pay-as-you-go’ solutions helping with the market disruption. This then brings about a certain agility that is ideal for businesses that see growing or fluctuating bandwidth demands in accordance with their cloud capacity.

Fears allayed?

Cloud computing is no longer viewed as an emerging technology, but it is still growing nevertheless, and top managements need to be continuously involved because of the business risks involved. The process models that are still waiting to be tapped on have the potential to transform businesses and add to one’s competitive advantage, all made possible by being able to adapt to the rapid changes in market demand.