Almost everyone now uses cloud services. Cloud computing opens up new opportunities for interaction and collaboration that were unthinkable just a few years ago. Whoever overslept with the trend will lose competitiveness.
Clouds are liked by most people, challenged by several people. Since the last few years, the possibility of using cloud computing has gone beyond pure online storage to mapping the whole process. This allows users a variety of possibilities that are unprecedented. Established work methods migrate in part or in whole to the cloud. Take advantage of the cloud to your advantage. Ten criteria tell you when you are ready for the cloud.
1. Scalability of timely IT services
IT services from the cloud are dynamic and therefore in a short period of time up and down the scales. In this way, cloud services can be quickly tailored to the needs of users.
2. Increase organizational flexibility
The company increases its flexibility, because cloud services can be used flexibly as needed, even with usage patterns that are difficult to use. Companies can outsource security, utilization, knowledge and technology risks to service providers.
3. Reducing IT administration efforts
The operation and maintenance of IT resources is eliminated, improvements are made by the provider, allowing additional users to be made possible within minutes.
4. There are no investment costs for server hardware
Investment costs and risks remain variable costs, where costs and benefits match actual needs (consumption-based billing). Investing in excess capacity for peak loads is not necessary. Unrestricted capital can, for. For example, investments can be made in developing and introducing new products / services or in expanding sales. Even small and medium businesses can now buy enterprise software that was once provided for large businesses.
5. Device, time, and location-independent access to geographically distributed IT resources
The dynamic distribution of IT services and technology-related in various locations enables new ways of working such as electronic collaboration between employees and partners. Cloud cloud with communication devices around it, isolated against a white background
6. Improve data security through cloud computing
Professional security management is carried out by the provider in accordance with the principle 24/7. Data storage is carried out in large data centers that are protected professionally.
7. Better performance - increased data availability
The availability of reliable IT services through professional operations and maintenance of IT resources is guaranteed at all times, 365 days a year. New components and functions of the application are available immediately.
8. Implementation of new applications that are fast and inexpensive
By simultaneously using applications for multiple customers (resource collection), both the release changes that have been made and the implementation of new applications are simultaneously effective for all users and thus cost-effective.
9. Concentrate on the core business
Increase opportunities for quality, competitiveness and growth.
10. Competitive advantage
Standardized, updated and consolidated IT facilitates and accelerates the introduction of new product / service markets and thus results in a competitive advantage.