Cloud Solutions Freak You Out?
Let’s do this simple test.
How would you react when you think about cloud solution deployment in your office or for your business?
Would you cringe thinking about all the new software you need to learn?
Would you smile thinking that you might just make the right choice moving forward?
Would you fret thinking about the money you’re going to spend?
Would you sweat thinking that cloud solution will take away your control?
There is no right or wrong in your response. Your hesitance is understandable, but cloud technology is coming our way whether we are ready or not. The good news is that; cloud solution implementation is not as daunting as you might think, and here are the reasons why.
Many people thought that learning a new software is hard, and it takes a while to get used to any new system. While that might be the case with some Windows software, it is entirely different in Cloud; because user experience is the number one priority for many Cloud developers. Cloud developers put a lot of focus on user experience; they would want their clients to know what to do from the get go; so learning cloud solution does not become a problem a users. Adopting intuitive cloud solutions is fundamental to your business operations. To make an informed choice, go for a trial license to gain first hand experience before committing to a long-term subscription. Take baby steps, and you decide if the cloud software is convenient enough for you.
For most businesses, cost is the key factor in decision-making. It is common assumptions that subscription based products are burdensome and expensive. However, if you think again, and focus on the cost you save rather than the cost you spend. You would notice that implementing Cloud doesn’t require a company to buy hardware infrastructure such as servers and the baggage that comes with it (maintenance, upgrade, etc). On top of that, technical issues are the responsibility of the supplier and data will always be safely backed up, available and accessible to you at all times. You can scale it up and down according to your company’s requirements without much financial risk. “I rather pay USD6, 000 upfront than USD100 monthly over 5 years,” says nobody ever. So with Cloud, you can start small and see how it saves your company’s money as you go along and only commit to more licenses when you feel comfortable doing it.
If cost and training are non-issues to you; losing control could be your thing. The idea of some other company is taking care of your data somewhere, or strangers hacking into your system might freak you out. A good cloud solution will give you control in settings and permission for access. You should have the rights to determine who is authorized to manage your system and what they can see. Cloud doesn’t restrict your access to your data but gives you ample flexibility to control and monitor your data around the clock. Don’t forget to do your due diligence by knowing where your data resides and which web server provider the solution chooses. Do your homework and don’t be afraid to ask a lot of questions.
Companies are moving en masse to the cloud solutions because they provide utmost convenience to businesses in tomorrow’s world, today. Not attempting to understand how to incorporate cloud solutions into your business could be detrimental for your future. Start small, have faith in the power of the cloud and feel the positive change.
Don’t freak out; and get the freak on.
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