Facing the Five Top Cloud Computing Fears


The public cloud service market is growing. Software, infrastructure, desktop, and other service numbers are all on the rise. Yet some businesses are still holding back from migrating to the cloud. This article addresses common resistance to this highly scalable and cost-effective solution.







#1 Fear of Losing Control




“I want full responsibility for my IT.” Moving to the public cloud means partnering with a vendor. Some of your existing technology can move as is, whereas other tools your people rely on may need replacement or redesign.




One solution is to migrate to a private cloud. This allows you to continue to control the data environment but will be a more costly solution than a public alternative. When partnering with a public cloud service provider, establish clear responsibilities. Ensure you’re both on the same page about who is accountable for what.




#2 Fear of Change




“If it ain’t broke, why fix it,” especially when it comes to business computing, right? Transitioning from one datacenter to another requires preparation and effort.




Yet the resulting greater flexibility makes the work worthwhile. Cloud migration is appealing because the technology offers, among other things:

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Cloud Storage or Local Server - The Best of Both


Cloud
computing is the biggest buzzword in business today, and for good reason too.
The cloud provides many a new-found freedom to do and achieve more than ever
before. Greater collaboration, unlocking work possibilities in new locations
and often reducing costs provides a healthy boost for many companies.




The cloud provides many a new-found freedom to do and achieve more than ever before.



Every business
is unique however, and cloud solutions don't fit for every scenario. Connection
issues, internet plans, or technical requirements can rule it out as an option
in some instances. In these situations, we might install a Network Attached
Storage (NAS) solution instead. Which is a very small server with lots of hard
drives.




A NAS is particularly popular in small, mid-sized businesses, and even home environments. Due to their low power consumption, small footprint, and low cost, they often represent an ideal upgrade. Power users and businesses can enhance their networks and get more out of their systems by employing a NAS device to do the heavy lifting.




Reliable, Fast Access




When a
property can’t achieve lightning fast internet speeds or services aren't
reliable enough to run a business on; a NAS solution is ideal for the job —
serving files locally rather than from a remote server can save vast amounts on
uploads and downloads.




Many of the benefits
of the cloud can be created locally inside your home or office. Network storage
allows you to save and retrieve files from multiple devices with fast local
network speeds. Rather than being limited by the speeds offered by your ISP;
you can complete file transfers, backups, and sharing at the speed of the
hardware you purchase yourself.

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What is G Suite and How does It Help Business?


Business collaboration is the norm, whether everyone is working in the same office space or not. Providing the latest technology for knowledge sharing and communication is critical. G Suite is a cloud-based solution enabling effective collaboration through flexibility, productivity, and transparency.




G Suite is a cloud-based solution enabling effective collaboration



Digital Transformation




A few decades ago, workers would be expected to answer phones, rip open physical mail, track faxes, and meet in-person with colleagues in the office. With the digital transformation, more of what we do is online. Adding email, file sharing, video conference calls, and chat could have overwhelmed us. Then came the business collaboration platforms streamlining workflow in a single solution. One of these is G Suite.




G is for Google in the case of G Suite. It’s Google cloud’s bid to compete with the likes of Microsoft’s Office 365. G Suite aims to make “working together a whole lot easier.” It combines productivity and collaboration tools around:




  • Connection – Gmail, Google Hangouts (chat and video conferencing), Google Calendar
  • Access – Google Drive, Google Cloud Search
  • Creation – Google Docs, Spreadsheets, Forms, Slides, Websites, App Scripting, and more.
  • Control – Administration Settings, Analytics, Mobile Device Management, Data Storage.



All of this in a single place. Yes, Google offers many of these solutions separately for free (or ad supported), but with G Suite you pay per user for a more comprehensive solution with added control.




What G Suite Offers Your Business




Having G Suite gives your users an ad-free enhanced version of the features they may already use. For instance, instead of emailing from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., John could send from the professional domain This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and he’s no longer being distracted by email advertising.

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