3 Things to Consider Before Investing in Cloud Computing

Switching to cloud computing? If so, consider these things to find the reliable cloud computing services provider for your business

Many businesses choose cloud computing to address their storage limitations and data security. Apart from that, cloud computing gives them benefits like ease of access, sharing, flexibility, back up and increased collaboration. But it doesn’t mean that you should be laid back while moving your data to the virtual servers. There are many concerns relating to cloud computing like outages, speed, privacy, and compatibility.

This is why you have to consider several factors given below before investing in cloud computing.


Security is the first and foremost thing you like to consider while choosing cloud computing. It is not free from several security concerns like data breaches, password stealing, hacked interfaces and exploited system vulnerabilities. Make sure your cloud service provider has SAS 70 or ISO 27001.


Can your cloud provider move your data to another platform, in case he goes out of business? Are you able to move your data on your own? You must ask these questions as storing data is a critical business.


Choose the cloud services according to your need. Find the package that fit your budget and requirements. There is no sense in choosing the cloud services worth your two employees’ salary in a month if you have small organization of 10 employees. Also consider you short term and long term goals while choosing cloud computing services.

About Ng Wei Khang

Ng Wei Khang, CEO at a Singapore based IT consultancy company, APIXEL IT Support, has been operational for over 8 years from now. Apixel provides fixed price IT Support Services with unlimited packages that includes small business server setup, Cloud Solution Configuration, Network management and Data security & Theft prevention. The company also provides expert IT consultancy to SMEs in Singapore.

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