Everything your business needs to know to make an informed cloud decision.
While cloud is designed to be simple to use, there are challenges that businesses face when first adjusting to it.
The different style of operating impacts IT and business users alike, so while there now may be a better understanding of what cloud computing offers in terms of benefits, there remains some gaps in knowledge.
CBR provides a helpful cloud computing tutorial.
1. Why cloud computing
First off a business should be asking itself why it should go to the cloud, what problems is it trying to solve.
Cloud has risen to prominence due to the rise in computer and mobile use, which has made data storage a priority. At the same time a necessity to decrease IT spend and to increase efficiency has arisen.
Businesses have sought a way to reduce the amount of money spent on hardware and software, and cloud has become the remedy.
Cloud gives small businesses the ability to sidestep the need to have costly infrastructure, giving them access to more resources than they could afford under traditional models.
Although the benefits are well documented, it is necessary for businesses to judge applications on a case-by-case scenario before they decide whether or not a cloud solution is the best fit.