27 Sep '11, 10am

Cloud computing: A primer for SMEs

Cloud computing: A primer for SMEs

Migrate non-system critical functions. Offsite back-up and bookkeeping are two easy functions to migrate into the cloud. Then migrate other functions like CRM and document management. Consider how different cloud solutions might integrate. Use 30 day free trials. Test various platforms before fully committing your firm and people. Introduce a new solution to a few staff to try out on a real life situation. Stick with well-known brands that have been around for a few years. Demand service level agreements. Beware of service providers which ask for commitment without service-level agreements. Service-level agreements set expectations and decide how the service provider is measured and remunerated. Read their terms and conditions carefully and assess any direct or indirect switching costs. Robust trouble ticket system. Cloud providers will try to push users to ticket using we...

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