9 Tech tips for taking your business to cloud nine

The high-paced speed at which innovations are implemented in the world of information technology often makes business owners dazed and confused. Today, solutions are made and put to practice in matters of minutes. At a time when the cloud is becoming the most important globally available web super-service – its revenue climbing to about $53 billion in 2015 in the US alone – business managers have to follow some strict tech tips to keep pace with the ongoing changes.

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Approved vendors

If you only type the phrase “cloud services” in a search engine, you will get thousands of different results. Such a wide variety of options can have a negative effect on businesses and their cloud choices. The rule of thumb here is to hire only approved cloud vendors that have proper cloud certifications. So, feel free to ask your potential provider about their expertise and legal background before you make any other moves.

Smooth data transfer

Now that you have made up your mind and found an approved provider, it is important to ensure a smooth data transfer to your cloud account. Before you start this procedure, check your Internet speed. The upload speed is the key feature of this process. It should be at least 1 Mbps and higher if you want a fair transfer.

Short downtime

You will know that you have scored a great cloud deal when you see that your provider conducts regular updates and security checks. However, those actions should not affect the accessibility of the cloud services you use. So, when you are considering different cloud providers, take their uptime qualities into consideration, too.

Unlimited scalability

What matters the most, when it comes to cloud services, is to have an option to adjust them to your current business needs. If a cloud provider insists on any illogical limitations or forces you to take more than you want, do not cooperate with them. You are the customer here and they have to go every extra mile to take you to cloud nine, cloud service-wise.

Limiting apps

Using apps and cloud-provided software services instead of programs has been a trend for a few years now. Business owners make huge savings this way, paying only for the services they need at a given moment. However, using too many SaaS products at the same time could lead to uncontrolled expenses, annihilating the budget surplus made through such cloud services. Therefore, every business should name an employee or a team that will be in charge of the app management.

Safe virtual location

One of the basics of every business that keeps data online is to find the safest possible location for their needs. This means that you should not experiment with hosting providers, but simply go with the flow and opt for one of the well-known ones.

Proper encryption

As you are getting familiar with your cloud possibilities, it goes without saying that business owners have to keep their eyes wide open in terms of data encryption. In a nutshell, entrepreneurs using cloud services should accept nothing less than multi-level encryption.

Password alterations

Due to some potential threats coming from former employees (as well as clever hackers) every business working in the online environment should alter passwords from time to time. You could make great use of some free password managers for this purpose, in addition to your own creative moves.

Simple data organisation

When a business is somewhere between the traditional device-based storage and those new cloud software and storage options, there is a higher risk of data loss. Therefore, you need to introduce some new features for organising your business content. For instance, you can download and (photo)stream photos and videos with cutting-edge Bulkr photo tools, to keep your visual content well-organised. Photos are becoming a vital part of web presence and they require special care.

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The times are changing so fast that falling behind with technology is a one-way path to a failure. On the other hand, incorporating all those tech features into your online business policy should launch your business on cloud nine and ensure a lucrative future for your business.

Dan Radak, Web Hosting Security Professional

Dan Radak is a web hosting security professional with ten years of experience. He is currently working with a number of companies in the field of online security, closely collaborating with a couple of e-commerce companies. He is also a coauthor on several technology websites and regular contributor to Technivorz.

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