If you are a business owner, you are all too familiar with the process of weighing out the risks and benefits of any new venture or decision. Obviously, the decision to move your computing to the cloud is no exception. Here are a few things to consider when exploring the risks and benefits of cloud computing.
To be expected with any type of newer technology, there are still some unanswered questions and inherent challenges. This is true with adopting cloud computing for the “edge” computing of minor applications and non-critical business systems. These include:
- Security of enterprise data that is stored in the cloud
- Risk of lock-in to cloud platform vendors
- Loss of control over cloud resources run and managed by someone else
On the other hand, the amazing benefits of cloud computing can save a great deal of money, time, and stress for your businesses. These include:
- Security that is not dependent on your hardware (all is not lost if your laptop gets run over or your desktop computer catches on fire)
- Mobility of your workforce(anyone can work from anywhere at anytime)
- No purchasing software licenses
- Operate IT systems much more affordably than previously possible
- No need for an on-site server
- Easier to change management of infrastructure including maintenance and upgrades
As mentioned previously in one of my other blog posts, you’ll need internet access to take advantage of cloud computing services. If you would like your entire office to be mobilized, we can help with a wireless internet installation. This way, you and your employees can take your laptop computers from your desk to the conference room and every where else in your building. Contact us to learn more or call (800) 573-0234.