There are no set rules to when a business should start integrating cloud computing into their IT solutions, and what is good for your situation may not fit another company. That being said, there are a few rules of the road that will make the decision process of whether to include cloud computing solutions into your current IT plan or not.
If your company is searching for a way to automate many of its daily business processes, the time is right to use these new services that help with automation. This can cover payment processing, some areas of inventory control, email communications, and so forth. By automating these operations, your company can free up staff to do other operations that may be more important to the company and save money since a person is no longer performing these tasks.
When your business is ready to embrace social networking cloud computing can help save time and money. Many of the operations of social networking can be automated to keep personnel open to more critical operations of the business. Keep in mind that to keep postings fresh, they should be created by a person but use software to post them at predetermined times.
When your business is ready to integrate information for more than one department, such as sales and marketing or human resources and accounting, to make communication and mutual operations more efficient between them is a great time to start bringing on "cloud applications". Cloud computing can make the information that departments need to share available to them with the proper pass codes and a computer with an internet connection.
If you are lucky enough to have a company that is growing faster than anticipated, cloud computing can bridge the gap between the data storage you have and the data storage you need. Many experts recommend storing many daily operations in the cloud and keeping all sensitive information on local machines.
This list is by no means an exhaustive listing of all considerations or applications available through cloud computing, but a few common suggestions to get your mind available to your company to help it become more efficient and productive without a huge investment into a new system.
Source by Dave A Bennett