According to many I.T. predictions, this year promises to be the one when cloud computing becomes the norm for most businesses. ComputerSupport.com lists what it thinks are the top things to consider before making the move:
1 Are you looking to cut costs? Since cloud computing is much faster to deploy, businesses have minimal project start-up costs and predictable ongoing operating expenses. They would also remove any upfront CAPEX costs associated with hardware maintenance.
2 What are your business needs? Cloud computing increases collaboration by allowing all employees — wherever they are — to sync up and work on documents and shared apps simultaneously.
3 Is your infrastructure aging? Rather than purchasing expensive systems and equipment for your business, you can reduce your costs by using the resources of your cloud computing service provider.
—More info: www.computersupport.com