One of the most frequent questions we hear from clients about our cloud solutions is, “Is my data and systems secure?” The answer is yes and the best way to explain it is to look at the virtualization technology which is the infrastructure that makes up the cloud. There are many benefits to virtualization which we have discussed on our blog but we are going further explore the security of the cloud. (more…)
A question we hear frequently from clients is “how are you backing up our data in The Cloud?” This is a valid concern, as your systems and data no longer reside on-site at your business location, but really our clients underlying concern is “will my data be safe in the cloud? “The short answer is your data is safer and likely backed up more frequently in The Cloud than you have ever done on-site in the past. (more…)
When we speak with clients about Cloud Solutions for their business, many times we are asked “Will we be able to run our legacy applications in the cloud?” The answer is yes, the cloud actually preserves legacy applications.
Typically legacy applications are software programs that have been specifically developed or customized to the needs of that business, like a financial reporting system or inventory system. The business has invested a lot of time and money in developing these systems and they are critical to the business. At the same time, these systems critical to company operations also put the business at risk if the technology fails. For example, the legacy application may only run on an outdated server platform that cannot be upgraded at this time due to compatibility issues and cost. Here ten additional reasons why it is good to move your legacy applications into the cloud. (more…)