The days of the office as we know it are coming to an end.
A truly modern workplace is one where employees have access to everything they need to do their job, wherever they are; employers can give staff the devices and software they need to do their job, without breaking the bank; and businesses can work with partners in other locations around the world without having to worry about incompatible systems or security.
Cloud solutions can be a key enabler of this future workplace. Before we get into the benefits, let’s look at some common obstacles to cloud adoption, and how you can get over them:
Some companies believe the office of the future is going to be all about cloud solutions, but others are unsure.
The reality is that many organisations will likely end up with a hybrid approach in which some services are provided on-premise, while others are hosted in the cloud. In this situation, it’s essential to ensure that your infrastructure can support both models.
Of course, there are many important questions to consider when deciding which approach to take. For example, do you have the budget and resources to maintain an on-premise infrastructure? If not, then perhaps a move to the cloud would be beneficial.
Also consider how many employees you have and how much data they generate. Again, if you’re in an environment where you need to process volumes of information quickly and easily, then perhaps a cloud solution would be better for you.
The key point here is that it’s important to carefully evaluate your business requirements before deciding whether or not moving to the cloud is right for your company.
To quote one of my favorite books, “Cloud computing is not about technology. It’s about business, and more importantly it’s about changing the way your business operates.”
The future of business, in my opinion, is a web-based office. Whether you are an employee or a boss, you want to be able to work from anywhere in the world with an internet connection on any device.
But there are some hurdles to get over before you can make that happen.
Take security for example. When you put your information into the cloud and make it accessible from anywhere, how do you keep it from ending up in the wrong hands? What if the cloud provider suffers a data breach? How do you know that your data stays safe?
Well, for one thing, cloud providers have entire teams dedicated to keeping their systems secure and running smoothly. Most of them also offer tools that allow you to manage access to your data by restricting who can log in from where and when. You can also set up multi-factor authentication or even single sign-on so that only certain users are allowed to access certain systems with specific devices at particular times of day.
There are many obstacles to cloud adoption, but the most common are inertia, cost and security.
Inertia is hard to overcome because it costs nothing to do nothing. But it can be a costly approach in the long run. Imagine you have bought a car for $40,000. You would expect to get at least 10 years of service from the vehicle before buying another one. Some people get 15 or even 20 years of service out of their vehicles, but that’s rare.
Now imagine that instead of spending $40,000 initially on your car you opted to lease the car for $400 per month over 5 years instead. That’s $24,000 over 5 years compared with $40,000 upfront. It sounds like a better deal right? Well it depends on how long you want your first car for. If you had bought the car outright and kept it for 15 years instead of 5, then you would have saved $16,000 ($40,000 – $24,000). You might argue that technology improves so fast that a vehicle built in year 15 will be well behind in technology compared with one built in year 1. This is true; however the same could be said about software delivered via a low code platform such as Salesforce if you
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Cloud Solutions is a new service that allows organizations to easily build, deploy and manage applications on the Cloud. It provides a number of options for how to manage your applications and how they are deployed. This is useful because it means that you don’t have to worry about writing code or dealing with servers if you’re not comfortable with them.
With Cloud Solutions, you can create applications that run on any computing device and in any environment. There are three parts to the solution: application development, deployment and management. You can create applications using Visual Studio or using C
Cloud computing, in the context of IT, is a broad software and services offering that is designed to provide companies with access to a variety of resources including servers, storage, databases and other software. Cloud computing allows users to share all of these computing resources so they can achieve their goals without having to spend time and money on building their own infrastructure.
So what does cloud adoption look like? For many organisations it involves moving all the applications, data, computing resources and services that run their business from on-premise to a public cloud. This way businesses can use a public cloud service provider’s infrastructure, which should be more secure and scalable than their on-premise setup.
Cloud adoption benefits for businesses:
1. Improved operational efficiency
2. Increased agility and ability to scale
3. Reduced costs
4. A more flexible approach to IT
5. Improved business continuity
The last time I looked at the demand for cloud computing, it wasn’t doing well. In fact, many companies were still choosing to build their own data centers as opposed to buying services from a cloud provider. And despite the fact that public cloud providers can offer a lot more flexibility and better performance, many businesses are still hesitant to make the move.
The reason is simple – technology change is hard. Building a data center not only requires you to hire someone who knows how to do it (which can be difficult if you’re in a remote location), but you need to manage your network and servers. You also have to keep track of your equipment, manage your software licenses, and find vendors who can deliver the hardware at an affordable price. A recent survey found that 57% of respondents said it took six months or more to install new hardware in their data center; another 30% said it took them over three months. In addition, more than half of those surveyed said they waited longer than five years before upgrading their hardware.
And even if you’re able to install new hardware quickly and easily, there’s no guarantee that it will perform as advertised. In fact, 84% of respondents had experienced problems with their hardware in the past year. Both of these issues are major