Cloud computing is a hot topic. As people become increasingly reliant on accessing important information through the Internet, the idea of storing or displaying vital real-time data in the cloud has become more commonplace. With tech giants like Apple, Microsoft, and Google pushing forward the cloud computing concept, it seems to be more than just a passing trend.
Recently the focus of cloud computing has started to shift from consumer-based applications to enterprise management systems. With the promise of less overhead, lower prices, quick installation, and easy scalability, cloud computing appears to be a very attractive option for many companies.
Common questions surround this new technology: What is the "cloud"? What kind of information should be stored there? What are the beneﬁts and risks involved? Is is moving toward cloud computing right for your company?
Cloud computing is not a "ﬁx-all" solution. It has strengths and weaknesses, and understanding them is key to making a decision about whether it’s right for your company. We'll explore the major beneﬁts and risks involved, and give you a set of factors to consider when choosing what information to put on the cloud.