Cloud Computing presents many opportunities for companies of all sizes to advance their business. By utilizing advanced technologies delivered over the internet, cloud computing can not only increase the efficiency of your workforce and make your business faster to react to change, it can also lower your total cost of ownership.
Unfortunately, like most opportunities in life, cloud computing also presents many risks. If you invest time, money, and resources into the wrong cloud computing technology not only do you risk wasting all you put in, you may also risk the stability of your entire operation.
Cloud Computing is not one-size fits all
There are many cloud computing products available on the market today. These products range from a basic cloud-based CRM app to very advanced private cloud platforms. There is no hiding the fact that cloud computing is very confusing. It is critical that the right solutions are chosen due to the undeniable risk and investment a cloud system requires. Cloud computing is a fairly new technology and many IT professional that think that they understand cloud computing really have less than adequate experience and understanding of the technology.
Cloud Consulting by Slate
Slate Technology Group utilizes many years of experience in cloud computing and technology consulting to deliver custom consulting solutions devoted entirely to the cloud. These solutions are not only technically sound but are also designed to solve business objectives and goals.
Foundations of Slate’s Cloud Consulting
- Business Objective Based – Slate sees the cloud as much more than just cool technology. We understand that if the proper cloud solutions are deployed, many technology related business objectives can be met. For this reason Slate will work directly with managers and key employees to fully understand the nature of your business and design solutions around your business needs.
- Scalability - One of the single best features of cloud computing is the ability to quickly scale your IT infrastructure in relation to business needs. This ability can also be a problem due to many cloud systems being over allocated and money being wasted. At Slate our consultants are cognitive of scalability features and challenges. Solutions are always designed to accommodate growth but are not over allocated.
- Security – Like all IT systems, security has to be of the highest importance, even more-so with cloud computing. When implemented and configured properly a cloud infrastructure has the ability to be more secure than traditional IT systems. Slate consultants work closely with implementing engineers to insure your cloud systems are as secure as possible.
- Honest and Cost Effective – All companies have to be aware of the costs of IT systems. Slate cloud consulting provides an unbiased and professional recommendation regarding your IT systems. It is quite possible that our consultants may conclude that cloud solutions are not the right fit, based on your budget or general technological requirements. Slate consultants are also experts at finding a compromise of tradtional IT systems and cloud-based solution. These setups are commonly refereed to a hybrid clouds.