Why Cloud Computing Isn’t Always Right

It’s easy to stand aside and say that cloud computing is for every company. But it’s not. The truth is, cloud computing just won’t work for every company. Here are some ways to know whether or not cloud computing is right for you.

  • Is your company so small that it is much more efficient and cost efficient to manage all your computing resources onsite? If moving to the cloud would cost you more money than you’re currently spending, then cloud computing isn’t right for you.
  • If moving your data storage to the cloud would effectively increase your storage volume, then cloud computing isn’t right for you. Cloud computing may not reduce your storage volume, but it shouldn’t increase it.
  • If your company has no need for data storage, Web applications testing, or web hosting, then cloud computing is not right for you.
  • If your current computing services cost less and do more than similar solutions delivered over the Internet, then cloud computing isn’t right for you.
  • If you can achieve better security onsite than you can through cloud computing, then you might be better off using your onsite facilities. Cloud computing, however, often can match the same level of security as onsite computing.
  • If you don’t like trying anything new, then cloud computing is definitely not right for you.

Cloud computing is a powerful mode of computing for businesses, but it isn’t right for everyone. Make sure it is right for you before you jump in.

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