Choosing the Correct Cloud Provider

Every Memphis business should pick the right Cloud

The cloud is marvelous invention that can help any company become more productive. However, this piece of technology isn’t without a few dangers. When every Memphis area business is deciding on which cloud-based company to work with, the business should proceed with caution. The cloud is wonderful but collaborating partnering with the wrong company can lead to a path full of disaster. Always make sure to thoroughly research the cloud-based company before you commit to a contract.

Don’t let any salesperson talk you in to signing a contract before you do your research. A few questions should be asked about any company working with cloud-based computing.

1. Do you know what hardware and software this company uses? You may not understand all the technical details that the salesperson tells you, but there is probably an employee in your company that does. Get this information to that person and find out exactly what it means. The more you know the better off you’ll be in the end.

2. Do you know any other businesses that have used the cloud-based company before? Finding out the opinions of your peers is a great way to see if the cloud-based company stands by its word. You have to be able to trust the company that will be handling all your computer related business. Past performance is usually an indicator of future success.

3. Does the company have a history of down time? Many companies that do business in the cloud will have significant down time. This means that you will not have access to your software and projects while the cloud is offline. If the company has a history of extended times where the services are unreachable, do not commit to this company.  What is there strategy for addressing this if it does occur?

4. Can the cloud-based company explain to you what their services are in layman’s language? This will help prove that the company has a grasp of their own products and services. You speak English, so should your Cloud partner.

Do you have any questions about cloud computing and cloud-based companies? Give Achill Computer Services a call for more information. We would love to talk to you and answer any questions that you or your colleagues might have.