One of the fastest growing segments of the IT industry is cloud computing. Business leaders and directors the world over have begun to see the benefits that cloud computing has to offer on nearly every level of business infrastructure. However, it’s easy to get lost in the zeitgeist of the cloud era and sign up for services that you don’t need, or to pay extra for services you use without realizing it. The key to optimizing your efficiency as a business is to implement the right cloud technology at the right price.
Upon making the decision to transition to cloud computing, there are few common mistakes that business executives are likely to make. These are not major missteps, but they will cost you in the long run, so it’s worth it to pay attention and avoid them:
In order to succeed in your quest to implement cost-effective cloud computing services, you need to know what features are important and which ones you can live without. Researching various offers from cloud providers and comparing their services is vital to making the right choice in this instance, and you’ll want to pay close attention to your productivity when pilot testing new features.
The most important element of any feature you add onto your cloud service is value. Ask yourself whether the feature in question produces more value than its cost. You may be surprised by the answers you receive, finding that you what you believed was greater efficiency only cost more money in the long run. Some of your processes may generate more value by being implemented on-site, but only your bottom line can reflect whether that’s the case.