Even if you don’t consider yourself a tech-savvy person, you’ve likely heard the term “cloud integration” at least once. Cloud integration has been taking the technological world by storm, and many businesses of all sizes are finding that its a great fit for their needs. While it is not a one-size-fits-all solution, it is an excellent choice for many. To help you get a better understanding of this dynamic service, today we’ll be walking you through some of the basics.
What Is Cloud Integration?
In order to decide if cloud integration is something, you should consider you need to know what you’re talking about first! All of the digital data and applications that you and your staff use have to be stored somewhere. Some companies choose to use physical data storage for holding all of this, but these have their own disadvantages. Cloud integration allows you to take all of that information and store it on a mix of public and private servers to help you save digital and physical space.
The Pros and Cons
The first thing to note is that depending on the server you choose and the information you’re storing – you could be putting your company and your data at risk. The chances for security breaches, data loss, and entry by foreign entities into your system can be high depending on your service. That said, for companies that store a lot of information that doesn’t have space for large hard drives and storage, it can be a huge benefit. Physical storage takes up a lot of space and comes with risks like overheating, data loss in case of an accident, and may not have the capability for growth.
How To Tell If A Service Is Right For You?
As you begin to explore the options for cloud integration providers, there are a few factors to keep in mind. First, ask plenty of questions about what happens in the event of a security breach. Every good service provider should be able to provide you with a thorough action plan in the case of an emergency. Not only should they have security systems in place to prevent incidents, but they should also have a proven step by step protocol in case one occurs. Next, you should learn if the system is flexible. If your company grows, your cloud system must be able to grow with you. Finally, look at the costs versus usage. Depending on how much storage you realistically need, you may find that an in-house data storage system is more cost-effective. That said, if you have a number of remote workers, a lot of non-private data, and the need for a space-saving storage solution, cloud integration may be for you.
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