Though the cloud is becoming more the rule than the exception…
there is still a large contingent of companies that have yet to adopt. There are also a good number of companies that adopted early just to get caught up in the major cloud players “bait and switch” promise of low cost. Regardless of where you are in your cloud journey, here are 3 reasons why you should partner with a (good) cloud provider.
Business Talk vs. IT Talk. The cloud offers many improvements to business efficiency and can diminish costs, but getting a techie to successfully explain how this efficiency corresponds with the business financials isn’t going to happen. (You would be more successful asking a Kardashian how to boil water.) But when working with a knowledgeable cloud provider, there are individuals on hand that can speak on the same level with the people that really care about the bottom line – CEO’s, CFO’s, etc. Once conversation starts flowing and the dots are connected, the cloud, and what it offers, becomes a reality beyond marketing glitz and doublespeak.
Integration Challenges Diminish. This can get technical really quick, so we are going to keep it simple. In all business, data is brokered – systems/applications are connected and communicate with each other, there is an arrangement of how it all works together and from time to time (frequency depends on business needs) the arrangement changes. Smaller businesses tend to have small IT shops and more times than not, the IT expertise falls short when things need to change or adapt. Larger businesses typically have more complex systems with a larger IT staff, but the team is spread thin, there are multiple fires to put out and most likely expertise on ALL aspects of cloud integration falls short too. Poorly implemented integration strategies trigger significant business challenges, but with a good cloud provider, integration issues are tackled by experts, and a strong partnered relationship can be created and maintained.
Navigation through Cloud Architecture/Data Protection Services is easier. Though applications are running the same (and hopefully more efficient) in the cloud, the architecture that holds them does look quite different. A good cloud partner will not only help build the right architecture to meet your expanding business needs, but they will also walk you through it in order for you to successfully navigate the day to day operations. Nothing’s worse than buying the Death Star Lego™ set with no manual.
These are just a few highlights as to why it’s important to choose a solid cloud provider that not only knows what they are doing, but they have the support to give you on a daily basis. If you’re thinking of going to the cloud or experiencing buyer’s remorse, Net3 Technology will be happy to put you in the right direction. We offer a white glove approach knowing that every business has its own, specific needs. We have the expertise and support to ensure success on a day to day basis and would enjoy having a cloud discussion with you today. http://n3t.com/contact-us/