A Common Mistake when Moving to the Cloud

Move to the cloud

The Cloud is talked about frequently among many people today, but do you know what it really is? According to Vox.com, “The Cloud refers to software and services that run on the Internet, instead of locally on your computer…The advantage of the Cloud is that you can access your information on any device with an Internet connection.” While this sounds great and you might be getting ready to make the switch right now for your company, there are a few things to consider before making the conversion. JENLOR lists out the top two common mistakes when moving to the Cloud. 


First, if you are thinking that a move to the Cloud is a cure for all problems within your internal infrastructure, as well as the idea that if you move to the Cloud it will make all those problems go away, you are mistaken. A lot of times the move to the Cloud is the right decision for a business, and we make that recommendation often, but by itself it does not solve all problems. Think about it first and learn how the Cloud would work best for your company. Moving to the Cloud does not have to be something to rush into. If you do not know how it works, it could cause unnecessary short-term problems and stresses.

Poor Planning

Second, if you haven’t planned properly and done your due diligence to ensure that you’re doing it in a measured fashion, a move to the Cloud can simply be moving your IT problems from an area where they are now to an unfamiliar place. This is the second common mistake when moving to the Cloud because you are not taking the appropriate look at third-party vendors and other prerequisites for your business. The major item that your business needs to look at before the change is the workflow required for making a move to the Cloud. Without proper preparation, it can potentially get you into serious trouble.

Plan accordingly if you’re interested in making the switch to the Cloud. JENLOR has all the expertise in this area and can help walk you make the right decision and walk you through the appropriate steps. We want to help make this transition as easy as possible for your business or organization. If you have any questions or concerns about the Cloud, contact us today!