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11 Cloud Computing Tips All Businesses Need to Know
There's no denying that cloud technology has come a long way over the last few years, and now the technology has been sufficiently optimised for businesses around the world to use it and gain a huge number of benefits. However, advantageous and cost-effective, businesses need to be mindful of their approaches and how they use the services.

Whether you're a big global business or a small local one, cloud computing could be for you, and so today, we're going to share with you the 11 tips you need to know to ensure the best experience.

1.  Monitor Your Resources

No matter what kind of cloud computing services your business is going to be using, and it's going to take time to figure out what works for you and how to optimise how you use everything. You need to make sure that communication is optimised throughout the implementation process to ensure the best results.

2.  Inspire Collaboration & Teamwork

Since accessibility of files becomes a lot more open among team members and departments, it's important that you're proactive in making sure that you encourage your employees to work together more and take advantage of the technology that's now accessible to them.

Remember, cloud computing allows you to edit and work together in real-time!

3.  Always Consider Backups

Although cloud-based data is supposed to be the most secure type of file storage because you'll be able to have copies on the hosting servers, it's always important to make sure you're considering having your own backups made. It's always better to be safe than sorry.

4.  Consider Security

Of course, since everything is going to be connected to the internet, there's always going to be security risks you'll want to be aware of. This point covers everything from making sure your applications are updated to the latest versions, and you're using strong, unguessable passwords to protect your accounts.

5.  Consider Your BYOD

"If your company uses a BYOD policy, you need to make sure that every single device that connects to your network is registered and safe. This includes all employee phones, computers, tablets, and other wireless-enabled devices. This is to ensure the integrity of your business, as well as security" explains Sarah Harper, a tech writer at Australia2write.com and Nextcoursework.com.

6.  Reorganise Your Network

When you make a move over to the cloud-based network, you need to make sure the rest of your network is set up to work as seamlessly as possible. This means optimising your existing network to work with the new cloud network to be as fast and as efficient as possible. This process is well worth your investment of time and resources.

7.  Learn About the Benefits

Depending on the type of niche, industry, and business you're in, you could be able to use and benefit from cloud technology in several different ways, so it's always going to be worth exploring the benefits to you individually so you know you're getting the very best experience possible.

8.  Be Mindful of ROI

"It can be tempting to sink a ton of investment into your transition to cloud networking to get the changes done quickly, but you need to make sure these changes are sustainable for your business. Make sure you're considering the long-term impacts and taking things slow if you need too" shares Ben Harrison, a content manager at Britstudent.com and Writemyx.com.

9.  Set Goals and Targets

Hand in hand with the consideration above, it's important to make sure you're setting targets and goals to aim for, not just in the short-term, but in the long term as well. Match these goals with your business values and the duration in which you'll get the best results.

10.  Choosing the Right Model

There are plenty of different types of model to choose from, including public, private, hybrid, and community cloud models, and it's important to make sure you're taking the time to see the advantages and disadvantages of each model to then apply which is best for you.

11.  Get a Cloud-Based Mindset

There are going to be people in your business, perhaps even yourself, that could find it difficult to wrap your head around the idea of moving everything to the cloud, but the best way to approach these problems is to get into the cloud mindset and see this transition as a positive change.

This means optimising communication between your managers and your departments, implementing training and education, and being helpful in addressing any problems or queries.

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About the Author

Michael Dehoyos 

Michael Dehoyos is a business consultant and editor at Phd Kingdom and Academic Brits. He assists companies in making sure they're using the best services and technologies to achieve the greatest level of success possible. Also, he is a writer at Origin Writings, academic service.

Published Monday, February 03, 2020 8:23 AM by David Marshall
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