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Moving To The Cloud: A Smart Move Or Proceed With Caution?

Published on 23 July 14
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While moving to the cloud has by now become a trend, a hurried decision may also turn out to be a regrettable mistake. Read further to know more!


Given the level of hype and popularity cloud computing has got in no time, businesses are extremely excited (desperate!) to move to the cloud. Although your presence on the cloud may be rewarding for your business, still trusting your crucial data to a distant location straight away sounds a little awkward!


In a catch-22 of whether adopting cloud computing is a smart move or not? The following considerations will be of great help.
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Pros of Cloud Computing:
  • Scalability: The cloud enables you to scale up and down quite effortlessly, depending upon your business requirements. Storage capacity is limitless and you can buy more if the need be

  • Cost Saving: You can skip upfront hardware costs and there is no need to buy expensive software packages.

  • Less Maintenance: Since your provider will be taking care of all the aspects of your IT infrastructure, there is hardly anything for your staff to maintain.

  • Better Access: You can access your business data at any point of time, from any part of the world

Cons of Cloud Computing
  • Demanding: Constant access to the cloud can be an intimidating task, especially if your Internet connection is slow. Certain applications may run slow when streamed through the cloud, even if connection isnât a problem.

  • Complex Integration: You may have to change or modify your existing IT equipment to ensure compatibility with the cloud provider. Some applications that are uniquely configured may make moving completely to the cloud almost impossible.

  • Lack of Control: You can never be fully sure of whom you can trust to handle your data. If you donât know what will happen to your data and information if the company fails, you should better stick to local computing.

  • Technical Issues: Like all other technical solutions, cloud computing has flaws too. Since even the best providers face technical issues and outages, you may have to constantly stay in contact with your company for follow-ups.



While moving to the cloud has by now become a trend, a hurried decision may also turn out to be a regrettable mistake. Read further to know more!

Given the level of hype and popularity cloud computing has got in no time, businesses are extremely excited (desperate!) to move to the cloud. Although your presence on the cloud may be rewarding for your business, still trusting your crucial data to a distant location straight away sounds a little awkward!

In a catch-22 of whether adopting cloud computing is a smart move or not? The following considerations will be of great help.

Moving To The Cloud: A Smart Move Or Proceed With Caution? - Image 1

Pros of Cloud Computing:

  • Scalability: The cloud enables you to scale up and down quite effortlessly, depending upon your business requirements. Storage capacity is limitless and you can buy more if the need be

  • Cost Saving: You can skip upfront hardware costs and there is no need to buy expensive software packages.

  • Less Maintenance: Since your provider will be taking care of all the aspects of your IT infrastructure, there is hardly anything for your staff to maintain.

  • Better Access: You can access your business data at any point of time, from any part of the world



Cons of Cloud Computing

  • Demanding: Constant access to the cloud can be an intimidating task, especially if your Internet connection is slow. Certain applications may run slow when streamed through the cloud, even if connection isnât a problem.

  • Complex Integration: You may have to change or modify your existing IT equipment to ensure compatibility with the cloud provider. Some applications that are uniquely configured may make moving completely to the cloud almost impossible.

  • Lack of Control: You can never be fully sure of whom you can trust to handle your data. If you donât know what will happen to your data and information if the company fails, you should better stick to local computing.

  • Technical Issues: Like all other technical solutions, cloud computing has flaws too. Since even the best providers face technical issues and outages, you may have to constantly stay in contact with your company for follow-ups.



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