Embracing the Cloud

The first quarter is in full swing and along with that are numerous stressors. It may seem like an easier plan to stick to what you know, then to change now, with the advances in the market. It may be easier, but is it better? Could an advance in your technology end up actually reducing your stressors?
The most cost-effective effort may not be what you are doing or have done in the past. In David Linthicum’s article, which appeared on Infoworld.com, regarding the increase in cloud computing, he said, “I believe the push, [in cloud growth], will still come mainly from those in the business who seek more cost-effective ways to provide IT services, decrease time to market, and increase agility.” I believe that everyone in business wants those things, especially in regards to technology. Transitioning to a cloud-based solution may be less painful then you would think. Linthicum believes “It’s the application side where the value lies, and where the real work needs to be done to take meaningful advantage of the fairly low-cost cloud infrastructure.”
My colleague, Michael Joseph, our Director of Client Technology Solutions, points out that “just a few years ago, IT departments were hesitant to move their services to the cloud, perhaps for fear their positions would no longer be needed if technology and infrastructure spending shifts. I think it is really a natural, free market reaction for more cloud-based IT. The technology has been vetted and it is more cost effective to move to cloud-based systems.”
By converting your infrastructure to a cloud-based solution you could not only reduce costs, but it could also seamlessly advance your technology and decrease everyday stress.
See TecFac’s Thoughts & Insights for more tips on the beneficial outcomes in utilizing latest technologies like cloud solutions. As Linthicum projects, the time has come for companies to embrace the cloud solution and in doing so they may find numerous other benefits as well.
Anna Saah is not only our CFO but she is also a licensed therapist. She is a firm believer that most things can always be done better. If you need any help developing, implementing or facilitating your technology, especially switching to a cloud-based solution, contact us at 301.960-0490.

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