Tip of the Week: How to Keep Control of Your Cloud

We always recommend cloud platforms to our
clients, especially those who need a central place to host important data and
applications. However, it is possible to go too far when implementing cloud
services. We’ll discuss how you can monitor your cloud computing costs, as well
as how access to cloud solutions can be a detriment to your organization.

Cloud Considerations

Businesses and individual users are both
finding cloud resources to be exceptionally helpful, as they provide access to
services such as file storage, file sharing, and web-based applications at the
cost of a small monthly payment. Businesses are also now able to accurately
gauge how much capital they have available. This might make you ask, “What’s
the issue with cloud services?”

Well, this access and affordability means that
the cloud is a go-to resource for people hoping to get answers to their
technology problems, which can in turn create whole other ones. Here are some
topics to consider when thinking about how effective cloud computing can be for
your business.


Cloud computing means that your organization
doesn’t need a centralized computing infrastructure on-site. With this in mind,
however, some businesses still like to keep parts of their data infrastructure
hosted on-site, and this requires hardware and tools needed to provision the
system for your business’ needs. If you aren’t careful about this
implementation process, you could see drastic differences in your business’ IT
budget. It’s important to understand how you want to use these private and
hybrid cloud environments so you’re not wasting resources.

The Limitations of Hosted

The cloud isn’t an endless computing resource.
The more you use it, the more you will have to pay. Even if money isn’t a major
issue for your organization, you need to be aware of the limitations of your
hosted software, storage, and resources so that you can effectively plan and
use your hosted hardware for your organization’s needs.

Potential Expansion

Your business will hopefully grow and produce
more revenue, so your IT will play an important part in influencing this
growth. It should be able to scale according to your needs. Cloud platforms
will make it easier to grow, and through enhanced transparency you will be able
to take better advantage of your business’ cloud resources.

Of course, not every business will utilize the cloud in the same way. Unless you have tons of capital to throw away on trial and error, it is easier and more cost-efficient to work with trained IT professionals for your cloud needs. Whether you need a public, private, or hybrid cloud solution, we want you to know that Emerge will be there to assist you every step of the way. To learn more, reach out to us at 859-746-1030.