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What Cloud Computing Cannot Do For Your Business

What Cloud Computing Cannot Do For Your Business

Cloud computing is here to stay. It enables businesses streamline their goals, functions, costs and operation models. Although cloud computing has been around since the internet inception, not enough information about it is available in the public domain. Businesses, individuals and non-profits still do not understand what the cloud can, or cannot do for them. Some imagine cloud computing can replace all their functions. Others imagine they can do without aspects of their businesses when they buy into it. The truth is, cloud computing can’t do all things for you. Here are some of the most prominent functions cloud computing cannot do for your business.

Cloud computing cannot replace computing

This fact is long overdue. There are millions of people who assume cloud computing replaces the computing functions of their businesses. Computing is the whole divide that entails use and application of computers and software. It has been around for years and will still be here for centuries to come. Cloud computing does not eliminate the need for computers and software. Instead, cloud computing is the most holistic application of the computing function of the business. As such, cloud computing has to be used hand-in-hand with the computing function of the business for success.

Besides, some forms of computing have addictive effects. Even though you completely love the efficiency that comes with keeping your data in the cloud or having a few awesome applications in the cloud, isn’t it great to still have the largest flash drive around? As such, you can only depend on the cloud enough times, but not as a total replacement for your computing functions.

Cloud computing cannot replace your employees

The application of new technology-such as cloud computing is often seen as a threat to the need for human function. This is the reason why very few policy makers allow their companies to automate. Cloud computing doesn’t have this benefit, to a large extent. A good and effective business cannot automate its functions. Of course some inefficient human functions can be replaced for more efficiency, but the core functions cannot be replaced completely by the cloud computing services.

At the end of the day, a business needs people who will create strategy to get the most out of the new technology-cloud computing. Moreover, implementing the smooth running of the cloud services also needs a human face for maximum benefits.

Cloud computing cannot replace human mistakes

This is a very popular misconception businesses make. Cloud computing cannot be used to rectify human inefficiencies and errors. This misconception often results when errors are already made and businesses are looking for ways to fix them. For instance, even though cloud storage could to some degree boost security for your files stored there, there is little that can be done if one of your staff maliciously steals clearance from you.

Overall, cloud computing can address and shape problems that arise in the daily running of a business. However, before you go for it, you need to have straight expectations of what it can do for you. This is to avoid disappointments when some of your expectations are not addressed by it.

By Walter Bailey

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Walter has been a technology freelance writer for several years. His focus is on Cloud Computing and Big Data.

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