Moving infrastructure to the Internet is the right thing to do, particularly for companies starting from scratch and for those seeking lean, mobile operations, writes Elsa Wenzel in a blog featured on Computerworld. Yet, she maintains that the cloud isn’t the solution for every business. As an example, Wenzel holds up The Grand Opera House in Wilmington, Del., which suffers from frequent network and Internet outages. Without an Internet connection staff wouldn’t be able to process ticket orders if its business was run entirely on the cloud.
In addition to connectivity concerns, Wenzel says the cloud doesn’t always save a business money, especially if migration means throwing away hardware in which you’ve already invested heavily. “If you purchase servers wisely, they won’t necessarily become obsolete as business expands,” she writes.
A third consideration, she says, is data management. Given that even the most bulletproof systems are sometimes breached by hackers, the only way to know exactly where your data lives is to manage it yourself, particularly if your business provides medical, legal or financial services.
Read more at Computerworld.