With two Microsoft data centres set to open in South Africa in the coming year, it’s hard to ignore the fact that cloud is here (it has been for a while). While some remain hesitant it’s worth noting that given the state of technology today, it’s clear that when used in the right context, cloud computing and can be effectively leveraged with tangible benefits and real value.
If you’ve just decided to dip your toes in the cloud computing pool you may want to keep the nine tips in this three-part post in mind.
Partner with a trusted cloud hosting service provider
Because of the rapid deployment of cloud finding a provider is fairly easy, just make sure you do your research; speak to companies you know who have made the move and find out who they’ve worked with. Get as many recommendations as possible and then make your decision. The Microsoft Trust Centre has plenty of examples of how their cloud solutions comply to standards globally, ensuring your data is secure, safe and never shared.