Renewal And Growth In The Cloud Flow

Renewal And Growth In The Cloud Flow

It is almost impossible to exist as a business today without the help of one cloud service or another. Even as individual users, there are cloud services that are simply irreplaceable in making our modern lives possible. But even in the approach we take towards the cloud there are differences that show just how open we are to accepting the cloud revolution.

One of the best characteristics of the cloud is its ability to simplify almost any process that we were used to. For companies this means less money spent on software and on IT specialists, so most businesses are more than happy to turn to the cloud solutions available today.

The irony is that individual users are faster at adopting the cloud than most companies even though the average company will inevitably have to deal with IT specialists and keep up-to-date with the latest news. So you would expect companies to take more advantage of the many cloud services available today. Some of them have accepted the cloud and its opportunities but most still shy away from some of its most important features.

There are two approach models when considering the way the cloud is being adopted for daily use:

  • The renewal model is the one that is usually taken up by the few companies that have accepted the cloud completely. They have abandoned the traditional view of what an IT component should be and have moved to the cloud. These are companies running the Amazon EC2 computers and using every cloud platform available instead of relying on their own. They are fast-moving companies because they spend a lot less on IT and they are flexible enough to understand that the cloud services may offer the same functionality but, obviously, they are not going to be as customizable as normal installations.
  • The growth model refers to companies who prefer to simply improve their current capabilities using cloud services but still rely heavily on their own IT platform. They need to call on the services of a third-party company that will help them get cloud benefits without having to make any significant changes to their own platform. This way they retain the flexibility of their own systems but also inherit a lower level of productivity.

Ultimately, there is no good or bad path of cloud adoption and, in time, we will see how all cloud services are taken up by companies. But that is something that will happen several decades down the line. For now, the choice is between these two options and it really depends on two factors. How much control over the current IT platform the company really has is the most important factor because it dictates how easy the cloud services can be accepted. And the second factor is the how comfortable the company is with moving its applications between different clouds. Choosing to move from the growth model, which is how most companies begin, to the renewal model is what dictates how fast a company will move to the cloud.

By Luchi Gabriel Manescu

About Luchi

Luchi is a Sociology major that worked as a technician in a computer shop to put himself through collage. He then continued to work for HP as a data analyst while trying to assert himself as a soft skills trainer. Finally he found the perfect balance between his diverging skills when he started writing tech related articles almost 3 years ago and since then he has continued to learn about almost every aspect of the IT world while continuously working on his writing skills.

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