Expanding Your Business Using Cloud
Selecting the right type of cloud services for your company is a critical step as you need to determine strategically, what matters most to you in the cloud. In the document that follows, you will find that valuable insight on how to devise an effective cloud computing strategy that answers five key questions:
- Where and how should your organization consume cloud computing services?
- Where and how should your organization implement private cloud environments?
- How will your organization secure, manage and govern across hybrid cloud environments?
- How does cloud computing factor into your application strategy and architecture?
- Are there opportunities for your business to become a cloud computing service provider to others?
Cloud computing, in its basic form is the practice of storing data on hosted, managed servers (instead of your computer) and accessing data and programs on those hosted and managed servers, over a secured internet connection. There are many benefits to using cloud for your business rather than storing and accessing data on your own systems. To name a few, cloud computing can help you reduce the costs, of managing and maintaining your IT systems. Having access to managed server space, also means your business has scalability and flexibility, so you can scale up or down, and your storage and access requirements as and when your business needs it, avoiding unnecessary long term purchase and maintenance costs.
Companies that do not have an effective cloud strategy may reduce their competitiveness and sustainability in the market. For businesses of the future, cloud is proving more and more, to be a way for businesses to effectively operate and succeed. So the question is, “Is there realistically still a no-cloud path to success for any company in today’s business environment?”
Read the case for cloud solutions that helps businesses to grow, evolve and move into the future.