Avoid potential cloud pitfalls

Avoid potential cloud pitfalls

There is no doubt that the implementation of the cloud can have a whole host of benefits for your business, but it is always important to remember that implementation is vital in order for your firm to take advantage of these positives.

There are also a number of analysts who have now suggested that if the correct level of implementation is not put in place, the introduction of the cloud could actually create a number of potential pitfalls.

One of the main mistakes that has often been made by many companies is to rush into the installation of such technology.

Migrating your data and information too quickly can cause something of a loss of control of both data and IT costs. Ensuring that the right monitoring tools are in place, as well as an adequate level security to ensure that data is safe from hackers, an issue that has become all the more important in light of the number of high-profile data breaches over the course of the last few weeks.

As well as rushing into things, there is also a danger that many IT managers may look to operate a cloud system, despite not having any real knowledge of what such technology may involve.

Combined with the challenge of tracking information, many inexperienced workers may decide to sign up to the "out of sight, out of mind" mantra, which can leave the security of your network vulnerable.

It is therefore important to do some background research before you take the decision to install a cloud platform.

Moving your data and documents can be slightly tricky once they are secured within the cloud, with vendors often making it difficult to switch providers.

It is therefore essential to ensure that the cloud platform you choose is suited to your system and that you consider all possibilities.