Choosing a cloud service provider

Ngige By Ngige, 20th Nov 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/3s5_xtw2/
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Cloud computing is a service that has made it possible for businesses to reduce their operational costs by reducing the cost of doing business. Businesses now only have to invest in the applications and software programs that they need.

How to choose a service provider

Technology keeps changing as days pass by.The ability of a company to adapt to these new technologies will prove important in its quest for success. Companies must also be able to keep up with their competitors if they plan on staying on in the industry that they have chosen.

Technical expertise is a must have quality.Cloud computing is reliant on high speed internet as well as servers placed in the cloud. Users are able to access applications and other important applications through the internet.

As a business, looking to hire a service provider, trust is one of the qualities that the firm will have to look out for. The team handling the data should be one that can be trusted to handle all data with utmost confidence. Company data should not be modified or altered in any way once it has been submitted to the servers.

Where the internet is concerned, there is the issue of downtime that must be addressed.A downtime guarantee is a document that specifies the type of measures that are in place to make sure that the servers are not offline at any given time. There must also be measures to ensure that there is a backup in case of an outage.

Apart from this type of guarantee, it is also important to make sure that the chosen service provider has a good set of tools. Data has to be analyzed every once in a while. Data analysis tools must therefore be available to ensure that users are able to perform a comprehensive analysis where the need arises.

When choosing a service provider, the client must also look at the level of customer service that is available. Good customer service means that a provider is able to reply to queries and questions within an acceptable time limit. Failure to do this could see the client lose a lot of money on the business side.

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Cloud Computing, Cloud Servers

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author avatar themadtyper
20th Nov 2012 (#)

This is a very good article I rather use a free unlimited cloud site that not even a cloud provider my gmail I have been saving programs attached to a draft since 2005!
There a little late if you as me!

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
22nd Nov 2012 (#)

Trust and confidentiality matters. Thanks for a useful share, Ngige - siva

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author avatar Ngige
28th Nov 2012 (#)

Thank you guys,let me know how we can improve future postings

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