Five Tips to Convert Cloud Skeptics

January 31, 2015 Off By David
Object Storage

Grazed from SysCon Media.  Author: Kira Makagon.

There’s no denying we’re in the midst of a cloud craze – but, behind all the hype, is cloud adoption really imperative? How much of the cloud buzz is fabrications of possible benefits, and how much of it is reality? To decipher what’s true and what’s false, I’ve put together a list of five reasons why cloud adoption is important, according to the facts:

  1. Freedom from responsibility and costs. Yes, when you move services to a cloud provider, you immediately relinquish some control. However, you instantly free yourself from the cost of hardware and server management, and gain back the time (or manpower) that it would ordinarily take to run IT systems. In fact 84% of CIOs report they’ve cut application costs by moving to the cloud…

2. We’ve moved past initial cloud hiccups. In the earliest stages of cloud adoption, bandwidth was an expensive endeavor and quality over-the-top (OTT) solutions were not readily available. Cloud-based phone systems have become cheaper alternatives to traditional telephony methods, and they function just as well after a few years of trial, error and innovation. This is equally true for SMBs and enterprise…

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