Cloud Computing service is now profitable as We know how expensive it is to invest in an IT Network Upgrade project. So, our IT experts got together and created a Pro-Con List for Cloud Computing that will help you avoid writing a big Cash-draining check for your next server Or IT infrastructure upgrade.
With these tips, you might be able to save yourself quite a bit of money AND give yourself a more productive workplace by switching to a cloud-based network instead of an on-premises server. However, cloud computing is NOT a good fit for every company, and if you don’t get all the facts or fully understand the pros and cons, you can end up making some VERY poor and expensive decisions that you’ll deeply regret later.
Pros of Cloud Computing Service:
- Never upgrade your systems again. When you’re hosting in someone’s cloud, it’s the equivalent of renting an apartment. You get all the benefits of living there but none of the responsibility for maintenance. In fact, one of the reasons cloud computing can save your organization a lot of money is that the cloud provider is “pooling” the money of many organizations to host and maintain the environment, meaning you’re paying for only a fraction of what it would cost for you to host and maintain the same infrastructure.
- Ability to access your desktop and/or applications from anywhere and any device. If you travel a lot, have remote workers, or prefer to use an iPad while traveling and a laptop at your house, cloud computing will give you the ability to work from any of these devices.
- Disaster recovery and backup are automated. Of course, check the small print of your cloud provider. Some will only back up your data for a period of 3 days prior, and some will waive all responsibility for backing up and securing your data.
- It’s faster, cheaper, and easier to set up new employees. If you have a seasonal workforce or a lot of turnovers, cloud computing service will not only lower your costs of setting up new accounts, but it will make it infinitely faster.
Cons of Cloud Computing service:
- The Internet going down. While you can mitigate this risk by using a commercial-grade Internet connection and maintaining a second backup connection, there is a chance that you’ll lose Internet connectivity, making it impossible to work.
- Data security. Many people don’t feel comfortable having their data in some off-site location. This is a valid concern, and before you choose any cloud computing service provider, you need to find out more information about where they are storing your data, how it’s encrypted, who has access, and how you can get it back
- Compliance Issues. There are a number of laws and regulations, such as The Privacy Act and The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), that require certain companies to control and protect their data and certify that they have knowledge of and control over who can access the data, who sees it and how and where it is stored. In a public cloud environment, this can be a problem. Many cloud providers won’t tell you specifically where your data is stored.
Control: In a cloud computing service environment, the question of ownership of data is one that many companies – and vendors for that matter, have struggled with. Data and encryption keys reside within your third-party provider, so if the unexpected happens and there is downtime, you maybe be unable to access that data.
Pulse Tech offers a complete upgrade solution and cloud computing service tailored to your business size, Line of Business software requirements, and future goals. Call us today for a complimentary assessment.