Contact Us Today! 1-844-237-4300
3 minutes reading time (505 words)

Why The Cloud Should be Approached Responsibly

Why The Cloud Should be Approached Responsibly

It can be argued that your organization isn’t considered “modern” without taking advantage of truly modern technology solutions. This includes the cloud, which provides anytime-anywhere access to important information or products. This type of access--also known as Product as a Service--can help your budget by eliminating large up-front costs in favor of smaller payments more regularly. This might seem ideal for your organization, but we urge you to take a step back and think about the solution before accepting terms of service without looking for extra hidden costs.

A study performed by Research in Action asked 468 CIOs all about their cloud usage and the costs that come with them. The majority agreed that cloud investment was one of the biggest expenses that their organization had, which only seemed to feed into the consideration that any additional expenses can add up in the long run. These CIOs also found that most of their concerns over hidden costs were made up for by the sheer quality, quantity, and reputation of the vendors. Here are some of the issues that were considered during this poll:

  • Having to put forth more effort to properly manage vendors, and their corresponding Service Level Agreements (SLAs).
  • Bottlenecking and the impact poor cloud performance could have on brand perception, productivity, and customer support.
  • The increased cost of solving complex problems inside cloud environments.

Whether or not these concerns are justified is another issue altogether. While they might be difficult to measure, they are certainly issues that need to be addressed in some way, shape or form. Many organizations simply don’t have the solutions to adequately determine how much the cloud is costing them. Many of these companies are simply using dated systems that track their cloud performance, limiting the amount of information that can be tracked.

Costs of Scalability
Some businesses also have trouble scaling their cloud solutions to the point where the organization benefits most. This happens when you’re spending too much on cloud services you don’t need, spending too little and creating an operational deficiency, managing and administering the cloud in a way that doesn’t create a profit for your organization. You need to understand how much space and and processing will be required of your organization so that it can handle your cloud requests, as well as the flexibility needed to ensure change can be made easily enough. What it amounts to is understanding how your business’ cloud technology handles its bottom line.

Knowing When You’ve Gone Too Far
The cloud is nice for business purposes, but without taking a closer look at your finances, it’s easy to forget how much you actually use the cloud. Look at your personal use of cloud services as an example. If you use Netflix, Hulu, Spotify, and other cloud-based services, while they are all relatively cheap, they can add up and cost you a considerable amount of money.

Depending on your business’ specific needs, you’ll need various cloud services that will vary by industry. How will your organization use the cloud? To find out, reach out to us at 1-844-237-4300.

Why Artificial Intelligence is Now Key to Network ...
Central Technology Solutions Educates Customers on...

Related Posts

 

Comments

No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Guest
Saturday, August 18 2018
If you'd like to register, please fill in the username, password and name fields.

Captcha Image

Join our mailing list!

  • Company Name *
  • First Name *
  • Last Name *

      Mobile? Grab this Article!

      QR-Code dieser Seite

      Tag Cloud

      Security Tip of the Week Best Practices Cloud Technology Business Computing Privacy Malware Email IT Services Productivity Hosted Solutions Hackers Managed IT Services Internet IT Support Network Security Software Outsourced IT Data Mobile Devices Data Backup Ransomware Microsoft Backup Tech Term Computer Business Google Data Recovery Internet of Things Innovation Hardware Smartphone Managed Service Provider Small Business Business Continuity Android Data Management Cloud Computing Windows 10 Social Media Managed IT Communication Remote Monitoring Disaster Recovery Artificial Intelligence Facebook BYOD Browser Efficiency Encryption Productivity Paperless Office User Tips Windows Smartphones Cybersecurity App IT Support Risk Management VoIP Firewall Saving Money Recovery Applications Business Management Save Money Unified Threat Management Mobile Device Upgrade Gmail Phishing Robot Mobile Device Management SaaS Telephone Systems BDR Big Data Network Chrome Office 365 Money Bring Your Own Device Data storage Virtualization Bandwidth Going Green Holiday Hosted Solution Government Vendor Management Tip of the week Document Management Wi-Fi Apps Password Passwords Content Filtering Compliance Infrastructure Server Data loss Vulnerability Data Security Training Apple Regulations Workplace Tips IT Service Computers File Sharing Unified Communications Storage Computing Automation Windows 10 IT Management Website Wireless Two-factor Authentication Project Management Router Collaboration Antivirus Work/Life Balance Managed Service Employer-Employee Relationship Virtual Reality Analytics Remote Computing Miscellaneous Network Management Internet Exlporer End of Support Health HIPAA Assessment Business Technology Blockchain communications Mobile Computing Hacker How To Office Social Server Management Monitors Mobility Mobile Security Uninterrupted Power Supply Wireless Technology Legal Microsoft Office Alert Spam Tablet WiFi YouTube Word Files How To Samsung Budget Managed IT Services Redundancy Flexibility Information Technology Chromebook Administration Avoiding Downtime Help Desk Education Tech Support Quick Tips Scam The Internet of Things LiFi Printing Customer Service Politics Mouse Outlook VPN Smart Technology IT solutions Digital Payment Patch Management Websites Identity Theft Google Drive IoT Upgrades Settings Customer Relationship Management Twitter Licensing Business Growth Virtual Private Network Sports High-Speed Internet Display Comparison Marketing Identity Botnet Hard Drives Google Docs Star Wars 3D Printing Travel Company Culture Disaster Trending Google Calendar Gadgets Asset Tracking Buisness Processors Cookies Mobile Device Managment Software Tips Humor Office Tips Access Control Cooperation Gadget Drones MSP Mail Merge Managed IT Service San Diego Automobile Computer Care Backups Recycling Technology Laws Deep Learning Development VoIP Sponsor Specifications Update Machine Learning Solid State Drive Utility Computing Touchscreen Techology Unsupported Software Virus Managing Stress Legislation Users Electronic Medical Records IT Technicians GPS OneNote Consultation Lenovo Permissions Nanotechnology Current Events SharePoint Staff Alt Codes Proactive Address Social Engineering Break Fix USB Social Networking eWaste Statistics Crowdsourcing Cables Digital Obstacle Black Friday Roanoke — Central Technology Solutions Supercomputer Cryptocurrency Healthcare Disaster Resistance Unified Threat Management Mobile Data Hotspot Enterprise Content Management Search Mirgation Tracking Employee-Employer Relationship Superfish Fraud Downtime Screen Reader G Suite History Dark Data Downloads Personal Information Augmented Reality Taxes Typing Remote Monitoring and Management Safety Dark Web Motherboard Google Maps Hacks Management Bluetooth Language Best Practice Wires Spyware Course Cyber Monday technology services provider Private Cloud IT Budget Bitcoin Cost Management Proactive IT User Error Vulnerabilities Shortcut Software as a Service Migration Operating System Connectivity Remote Workers Notifications Smart Tech Cabling Operations Virtual Desktop WPA3 Firefox Data Warehousing Black Market Enterprise Resource Planning Maintenance Computing Infrastructure Writing Emoji Technology Assurance Group ’s 18 Windows 8 Save Time Hard Drive Heating/Cooling IT Consulting Geography WannaCry Network Congestion Technology Tips Chatbots Identities Information Time Management Networking Net Neutrality Hacking Multi-Factor Security Computer Repair Wearable Technology Telephony Fleet Tracking Microsoft Excel Modem Sync Mobile Printer Physical Security Alerts Law Enforcement Google Wallet Retail Distributed Denial of Service Cortana Annual Convention Public Cloud Cache Servers Data Breach Monitoring Cameras Motion Sickness CCTV Administrator Meetings Relocation Webcam Hard Disk Drive IT Consultant Point of Sale Error Cybercrime Emergency Web Server Regulation CrashOverride