With cloud solutions now having such a prominent place in today’s business IT environment, it is easy to assume that everyone should have all their technology hosted “in the cloud.”
However, there can be some exceptions to this. When deciding whether a cloud environment fits with your business, we need to consider factors such as:
- Applications / Software
Some software vendors do not offer cloud versions of their products.or may be incompatible with current standards.
- Broadband / Connectivity Speed
This will determine how much data can be moved up from your network or back down into it, at any point in time. If you operate from premises with poor broadband speed, then it may not be appropriate to store all of your data in the cloud.
- File Sizes
For example, if your business handles functions such as 3D imaging, video / animation, the file sizes may make cloud storage of those files impractical as speed of access could be affected.
- Requirements of external bodies.
If your business is governed by any regulatory body, it may be necessary to check whether that organisation has approved the use of cloud services for the functions which it governs.
Whatever the requirement, there are many ways we can help you to utilise a cloud computing model, within the confines of your specific business needs.