Why Your Business Needs Cloud Application in 2020?
By Poonam Singh | December 10, 2019 |
Most of you are aware or at-least heard about cloud application. Businesses irrespective of their size or area of operations are switching to cloud computing environment. A Right Scale’s report in 2016 stated that almost 95 % of the businesses that participated in a survey were already using some kind of cloud infrastructure. More and more businesses are shifting to cloud. This has resulted in cloud providers such as Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services witnessing rapid growth.
The cloud is already big, and it is expected to get only bigger! This is not surprising given the myriad of benefits that cloud offers.
A few years back the main question was whether to switch to cloud computing or not. Today, the question itself has transformed. You now have to decide on whether you want to use commercially available services or develop your own. Reliance on third-party services is not necessary as business can build their own software. But why should a business invest time and resources to develop their own app when it is readily available in the market?
Well, I can think of Seven Reasons Why Your Business Needs Cloud Application.
Save As Penny, Save A Dollar
Cost is always a factor and when businesses develop their own app it is likely that they will cut their costs. Personal clouds cost less. Getting the software developed will involve high costs upfront, but once that expense is incurred, the job is done. As long as businesses employ the right software, they can be rest assured that they will not be burdened with the cost of additional seats.
This applies to business with high usage of cloud. The more the business uses cloud, the more feasible it is to use their own cloud and vice versa. This is an important consideration to keep in mind.
One shortcoming of the cloud storage that is criticized highly is related to security. Though cloud is not exactly insecure, poor practices lead to untoward incidents. Dropbox has been in news due to wrong reasons. The security issue is a concern bothering other cloud providers as well.
So why not roll out your own software and be solely responsible for the security of your own data. But yes, this will require plenty of resources and time to ensure that the company cloud is inaccessible to mischief mongers.
Tighten Your Control
Control freaks can have their data in their own hands! I love that idea. Businesses wanting this are not necessarily control freaks. If a business relies on a third party, it would have little control over how the cloud is used or how quickly it can be expanded. All major decisions lie with the business which can decide how large the cloud should be, how many users should be given access and how strong the security should be. Literally everything!
Bend it Like Beckham
With third-party apps, businesses have to take what is on offer, customization is not on the table. There may be several scenarios where a business needs beyond the standard offering. One size doesn’t fit all. So why not develop your own Cloud Application which will give you flexibility instead of operating within the confines of what a third party has to offer.
Fast, Faster, Fastest
In business, speed is an important factor. Workflow needs immediacy otherwise bottleneck will be created. This is unacceptable in business. This is another reason why business should have their own app. Heavy use will translate into long hours for syncing the documents. Even if the service provider is fast, internet speed can cause delays. When a business has its own cloud, it relies on its own internal network which increases the speed by ten times. Is this reason not good enough to develop your own cloud app?
Occupy All the Space You Want
Exhausted your space on cloud? Not a problem, use another drive. This luxury is not available in case of a third-party solution. Though service providers may offer more space, it comes with a price. Under utilization of that space would mean that the business is paying for something that it is not using.
No such issues with in-house app. Business can use as much space as required and add or remove storage when the need arises.
Watch Your Back
What would a business do if something goes wrong and data on cloud is not backed up? With in-house cloud, business can be sure that they have up-to-date backup. Not saying that this is easy. The business has to set up the back up and manage it, but the control completely lies with it. Even if a catastrophe occurs, the business can recover and resume operations without delay.
There are many reasons to develop cloud storage app in-house. Hence the decision boils down to one major factor. Do you have time and resources to develop and manage the Cloud Application. If the answer is yes, why wait?
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