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Is your company ready to use the cloud networks?

“The Cloud is massive, the flexibility it gives a business to scale up or down is a huge benefit" says Adam Hislop, Vita Enterprise Solutions Manager for Data and United Communications.

It’s that sort of endorsement that has every CEO contemplating a shift to the cloud networks. But having decided to take the leap onto cloud networks, there’s a bit of groundwork required. Here's a checklist to help get started:

What are the cloud networks available?

You need to have a good understanding of the cloud networks available, and which ones suit your business aims. Knowing what opportunities lie in the cloud networks is also crucial. That is, what are the cloud networks and what can they do?

There are three cloud options:

  • Public: allow contents to be accessed by the general public
  • Private: allow content to be shared within an origination, secured from outside access by the use of a corporate firewall
  • Hybrid: utilizes both public and private clouds to perform distinct functions within the same organization.

Once you have a clear understanding of the cloud networks different permutations, and what their strengths and weaknesses are, you can start to identify what to change and improve in your business and what the future looks like.

What can we put on the cloud networks we use?

  • Do you know what you should put into the cloud networks you use, and what hardware you should keep on site?
  • Do you know how secure is your data going to be and how your business will be affected by governance and compliance?
  • Most importantly, ask yourself if moving onto the cloud networks will help you to achieve what you want to achieve for your enterprise?

There’s no point diving into the cloud networks just because everyone else is doing it.

Have a strategy based on solid information. And just like consulting a financial planner to help you steer a course to investment success is a smart move, consulting experts in data and communications - like Vita Enterprise Solutions - will help you start and complete your transition into a modern enterprise with the cloud networks. 

Further reading; Three things about Cloud Computing your CFO needs to know or download our whitepaper on Intercloud

 

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