2016 has heralded in a new phase for the ‘cloud’, it has quickly become one of the decade's most defining technology within the industry, developing from a trivial IT buzz-word, into a point of unavoidable prominence.
A good few months ago I composed a blog post entitled ‘3 Myths of Moving to the Cloud’, which detailed some common misconceptions many individuals hold surrounding the cloud and stated with a clear viewpoint that perhaps the cloud was not the right decision for every business. Before making any definite decisions on moving services to the cloud it’s imperative to make sure you know what you’re getting yourself into. So with that in mind, I highly recommend that you give the post a read before continuing on. It can be found, here.
Okay, so you’re still with me! You’ve been swept away with the zeitgeist and you’ve confirmed that it is indeed the right decision for you and your business. Great! Now only one impending question rem ...
Without a shadow of a doubt the current buzz word for SMEs when discussing Business IT is the "Cloud".
The cloud does carry some positive connotation. It's meant to be cheap, your data is accessible from anywhere in the world and everything is managed for you. Sounds fantastic right?
The fact of the matter is, when it sounds too good to be true it generally is. Don't get me wrong, the cloud has some great solutions (see our post about great cloud based email hosting here), we use it heavily at Intuitive, but overall, the cloud is very immature for most SMEs to jump straight in.
In this post I'm going to discuss a case study for one of our clients that wanted to embrace the cloud but discovered they were not ready for the change.
Company X, like most SMEs wanted to find efficiencies in their IT costs. Their Microsoft SBS Server had served them well but was ageing and it was time for replacement. They used the mail service, file sharing and remote access service to th ...