Today I ran across an interesting article that discussed some of the issues surrounding Microsoft’s Office 365. If you’re not familiar, it’s a suite of popular Microsoft software that runs in a data center (with the most popular being Exchange mail). Interesting? Not really. However, the decision for BAE to not outsource was an interesting one. Why? Because it shows that some companies are doing a good job of cost/benefit analysis. In this case, the idea that they would not have total control over their information and operations simply outweighed the cost savings. Here is a link to the article: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/london/defense-giant-ditches-microsofts-cloud-citing-patriot-act-fears/1349?tag=nl.e539
I did a quick video which highlights three important points that apply to small businesses.
I’m neither PRO nor ANTI cloud. I see the benefits of each. However, there is more to it then just going to a website, putting in your credit card and clicking a button.