July 12, 2016 / GuidesFor Team
“In the last year, cloud has gone from being the untrusted option to being seen as a more secure option for many companies,” said Brian Stevens, vice president of product management for Google Cloud Platform. “We know that compliance, support and integration with existing IT investments is critical for businesses trying to use public cloud services to accelerate into new markets.”
Two things stand out in Mr. Stevens’ statements, as quoted by TechWeek Europe. First, more companies are trusting cloud and implementing them in their IT systems. Second, for the cloud system to harmoniously work with a company’s systems and help them become more productive, three elements are needed: compliance, support and integration with existing IT investments.
Forbes’ article below elaborates on these conditions and proves to be an adept guide to enthusiastic owners who may feel like buying the first latest and often-reviewed cloud storage system they can find. “Integration” and “support” are critical – and the cloud service that you, the business owner, selects must be compatible with your system. In a sense, Forbes puts the business-owner-cum-buyer back in the driver’s seat by emphasizing personal responsibility. Don’t take security for granted. Understand the IT ecosystem of your preferred cloud before bringing out your credit card. Don’t let your cloud provider determine the conditions when you will get an upgrade.
It’s easy to get lost in the bells and whistles and then lose track of the cost that lack of integration may incur, while not maximizing the features of the cloud. Buyer, beware – and take stock. Read on for more. – Cora Llamas.
When you buy cloud services, heed these five best practices in order to avoid pitfalls.