Cloud computing has transformed the way businesses operate and make IT decisions. Instead of hosting everything on local servers, businesses can rely on off-premises resources for software, infrastructure, and other IT needs.
However, it’s important to keep in mind that even though cloud computing is rapidly changing the business and IT landscape, you can’t allow yourself to get swept away in it without careful consideration.
For example, a recent article in Data Center Knowledge describes some of the pitfalls of poorly thought out cloud computing decisions. When people don’t carefully consider how to use cloud resources, and when they rush to sign up with a cloud services provider that delivers low-quality products, the following are some of the problems that can arise:
- Unexpected, out-of-control costs.
- Inadequate security measures for your data.
- Inadequate data backup measures.
- Service outages resulting in costly downtime for your business.
How can strong IT service management help?
When you work with a company that provides strong IT service management, you’re in a better position to make wise decisions about cloud computing. You’re less likely to simply follow a fad or a hot trend, regardless of whether it benefits your business.
Because your managed services provider will develop an understanding of your business and its needs and goals, they’ll help you figure out whether or not to choose a particular cloud computing solution. They can also help you come up with hybrid solutions that will make the best use of all available resources – both on-premises, local resources and the off-premises capacities of the cloud.
Please contact us for additional advice and assistance. We’re devoted to helping you keep your business productive, successful, and secure.