Looking for a partner in moving to the cloud

When it comes to the cloud, how can you decide on what to do? It’s a difficult question, and one that many businesses both large and small ask themselves. No doubt there are many advantages to be gained by embracing options such as B2Bemail marketing software, but it’s hard to know just where to begin if you have not yet. The temptation may be to try to take it on yourself, but this can often be dangerous – instead, look for an operation with certain characteristics.

Making the choice
Even if you’re a larger business with an IT department, there can be difficulties in choosing the answer, according to Talking Cloud. The source points to a recent survey from SailPoint that finds the difficulties of IT in figuring out the proper levels of security and oversight in any cloud deployment, and, with the technology growing at such a quick pace at the current moment, that is not likely to go away soon. Jackie Gilbert, founder and chief managing officer of SailPoint, said that companies are adjusting as quickly as possible.

“But, as our survey indicates, enterprises are still ‘catching up’ to the required levels of oversight and control they need,” Gilbert said. “With our survey finding that as many as 59 percent of mission-critical applications will be stored in the cloud by 2016, the need for better management of cloud and mobile access is only going to rise.”

Looking for help – the right help
Do not try to take on the whole thing yourself, as your IT department may not feel up to the task – if, indeed, you are a business large enough to have a dedicated IT department. Instead, try to find a trusted partner in the process – several common sense factors are important. Ensure that it is a company small enough to be dedicated to your particular case while experienced enough to have extensive expertise in the field.

BMI Cloud Solutions is ready to help you take your operation to the cloud and offer its own advice on the proper amount of oversight and security to ensure that your data remains safe. With award-winning tools such as NetSuite and OpenAir, BMI is enthusiastic about helping businesses make the move to the best technology of today.