Cloud computing makes it easy to provision resources. It can be (and usually is) a more affordable solution then hosting the IT infrastructure in-house. However, without a good strategy this type of outsourcing can turn into a nightmare.
Hosting your IT in the cloud brings a lot new challenges to your IT team. The used tool are different to your current “classic” IT – it is like asking your staff to “quickly” learn a new language. New security policies need to be implemented, known backup routines need to be exchanged with cloud-based strategies. The internet is a great platform – but it is not to 100% available. What is your disaster strategy in case your local internet access is not functional for a week, or your new hosting partner has a technical issue? How do you prevent that external sources have access to your important company data? Is your new IT in compliance to the new data security laws of your business partners in Europe? Is your internet connection fast enough for the services you plan to outsource? How do you train your staff to use the new IT tools properly?
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