Factors to Consider When Moving to Cloud

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More and more people are maximizing their profits by incorporating cloud system into their lives.  If you have decided to make this shift, there are a few factors that you need to consider.

Time

Time is one of the reasons why people switch to cloud computing. Discuss all the issues with the IT head and come up with a plan that facilitates the use of cloud computing.

Disaster Recovery

It is important to have a strategy in case of disaster recovery. One of the best ways to go about is to get in touch with the IT team and raise the following concerns:

  • What is our team supposed to do if the cloud system faces a downtime?
  • How will the team manage when it come to disaster recovery?

In order to make sure that there are no problems, it is important that all your clients’ and managers have access to the company’s files and data. Other than this, you need to know what counts as an outage and when you should be applying the fiscal penalties.

Customization

Cloud systems are available at extremely low prices, but some of the providers offer limited customization options. In order to get access to a number of expensive packages, you might need to purchase an expensive package. You need to assess your needs with your team and find out about the kind of customization that your business requires.

Reliability

Make sure that you set a limit when it comes to security issues, errors from the vendor, and power outages. Your transition to cloud computing system needs to be smooth, so keep a check on the cloud services that are being offered to you.

Scalability

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Before you move to cloud you need to do the following things:

  • Focus on cloud strategy
  • Work on components like technology, storage, cost of entire feature, and how scalable the application will be.
  • See if your existing software and cloud is compatible because that will ensure that the transitions happen smoothly.

 

Data Location

You need to know where all your data will be. Pick a place for the data that won’t be contractually bound. The reason why this is recommended is that once you will lose the data, you will not have any chances of recovering it. Pick a station that will help you to move quickly and will give you a chance to track your progress.

Privacy and Security

Privacy and security are one of the most important concerns of people who are making the transition. In order to be absolutely sure, you need to choose a verified cloud service provider. A verified provider will make sure that you can control your intellectual property to someone whom you can rely on. Take your companies security concerns into account before making the change, in order to be absolutely sure that your company’s data is safe.

For more information on how Percento can help your organization achieve success in the Cloud, visit HERE or call 800.614.7886

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