Cloud Computing 101

cloud computing

Dec 23, 2015

Dec 23, 2015

cloud computing

Visionary Steve Jobs once spoke of a dream in which data could be uploaded and accessed anywhere. Before there was the cloud, there were floppy disks, CD ROMs and very large immobile hardware. Fast forward to 2015 – now we are able to access and store information without physical limitations.

You may consider the cloud as a virtual locker; a network of servers that houses information. The transition to cloud computing allows businesses to focus more on information management, rather than infrastructure. Cloud computing has revolutionized data storage and sharing by:

  • Being Adaptable to Fast-Changing Environment. Cloud computing is more suited to handle the unpredictable cycles of expansion and contraction businesses experience.[1]The expansion or downsizing of businesses does not affect cloud use. The cloud grows and shrinks with your business.
  • Preserving and Organizing Information. The competitive advantage that stems from accessible and organized information may be used to increase business productivity. Technical support does not have to worry about setting up virtual private networks, backing up data off-site, or buying and configuring server hardware. Consequently, the focus can be on applying data implications to business functionality.
  • Being a Low Cost, Mobile Storage Solution. Developing internal IT infrastructure involves substantial up-front costs on hardware and software. These costs derive from long-term planning, based on foreseen market growth and business trends; not to mention the costs incurred from infrastructure maintenance and sustainability. Cloud computing eliminates this administrative burden. Its financial implications exists as an operational expense.

As with any effective and popular solution, there are risks and concerns. Though cloud computing is hassle-free, adaptable and cost-efficient, organizations may be concerned of major risks such as cyber attacks, interrupted data privacy, and inaccessibility. Many organizations may consider these risks when thinking about moving the cloud. These risks and concerns can be minimized with the services Wilson Consulting Group offers.

Organizations must have strong security and an efficient and thorough strategy when moving to cloud computing. Wilson Consulting Group (WCG) has the best tools, techniques, IT experts and consultants to do just that. We will help you by implementing the following:

  • Design a Strategic Solution: A strong strategic solution will maximize business value, strengthen overall infrastructure, and recognize the risks and advantages during implementation. We work with our clients to create a strong, clear strategy by considering a variety of factors such as personal business needs and cost-effective opportunities. We assess organizations before integrating the cloud to ensure that our services fit their needs and meet their goals.
  • Cloud computing security services: It is important that organizations carefully assess their infrastructure to address security needs. WCG offers a strenuous assessment, as our elite IT experts evaluate the cloud provider’s capabilities. We look for the appropriate security and privacy mandates and standards, allowing clients to gain greater insight into which cloud computing model is best for their organization.

The days of tedious and costly data storage and sharing are over. Let us help you transition into efficient, accessible cloud computing.


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