Cloud hosting isn’t right for everyone. It is right for a lot of companies. But how do you know when it’s not right for your situation?

There are some questions you can ask yourself to determine whether or not cloud hosting solutions will increase your efficiency, improve your business processes, and affect your bottom line. Here are some ways of knowing that cloud hosting just isn’t going to cut it for you.

  • When you survey your data storage needs and discover that by moving to the cloud you would require more storage than you currently have a need for with your computing all on-site, then cloud hosting is not right for you.
  • If any portion of your current computing assets are free and by moving those assets to the cloud you will increase your expenditures on computing resources, then cloud hosting is not right for you.
  • If you can see no need for data storage, applications testing, or hosting of your current Web applications efficiently, then cloud hosting is not right for you.
  • If your security levels are so high that no cloud host will be able to meet them, then cloud hosting is not right for you.
  • If you’re afraid to try anything new, then cloud hosting is definitely not right for you.

Cloud hosting can make your business more efficient and save you some money. But if you conduct an honest feasibility study and find that there is no benefit, then don’t make the switch.

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