Cloud computing has become a reality for many organizations in the modern age. It is no longer possible to mount a resistance to this invader by simply refusing to give up the old computer software relationships. I could describe the trends today as a cloud computing revolution and like any revolution it takes no prisoners.
The modern business model is brutal because it deals with inefficiency by driving the culprit out of the market. If you are happy to spend billions on an in house information technology system, you competitors will outsource and outrank you in the stakes for dominating the industry that you are operating in.
Market forces rely on the customer and the decisions they make to punish those who fail to comply with the modern rules of business. If you have very high information technology costs, the next stage will be identifying the places where you get the funds to meet these costs. Unless you are particularly lucrative charity, these costs will have to be passed on to the consumers by way of high prices. You can only charge high prices if you dominate the market because otherwise your competitors will out price you. Rather than lose your business it is far better to join the cloud computing revolution and see how it goes.
Taking the first tentative steps
Where businesses are reluctant to go full swing into the cloud computing revolution, they might decide to choose from a variety of options to ensure that they first get a taste of the new technology before they fully commit. This is a wise move because it allows the company to deal with any glitches and communication problems before the cloud computing projects have firmly embedded within the operations. I always advocate for the experimental approach because it reduces the risk of full scale losses and bottleneck issues.
The choice is really yours in terms of the services that you can implement. You might go for the Infrastructure model such as the one undertaken by the top selling website called Amazon. In this model the outsourced services consist of infrastructural devices that enable the control of your computer operations from a remote location.
This option is quite useful if you do not have the resources or the capacity to provide your own in house infrastructure. That way you could access the services without dealing with some of the challenges that come about when you are building infrastructure for cloud computing.
Some organizations have decided that the best option is to look for the cloud computing provider that specializes in platform. The platform allows you to carry out all the functionality that you would have done under the cloud computing system but then it gives you leeway in terms of undertaking the other activities. This option is excellent for those organizations which have the technical skills but require a platform to operate their cloud computing schemes. Google Apps is a prime example of this type of application service. This type of provision can be complemented by software services that give you the technological capacity to complete your business transactions.