Cloud and network support
There are some misconceptions about the "cloud". The first of these is that the hardware providing cloud-based services is different to those used in thousands of offices.
The truth is that the hardware is the same but it is distributed geographically by the providers and incorporates massive redundancy to ensure the safeguarding of data and services of users.
Should a business move its data and internet services to the cloud?
The answer depends crucially on teh answers to these questions.
Is your internet connectivity fast and always "up"?
If not then you will struggle with downtime and slow data handling
How much shared data does your organisation want to store?
If this is a large amount then purchasing extra storage and backing up can become very costly
Do you need centralised control of data access permissions?
It is very hard though not impossible to have a complete cloud solution. But if you end up having a cloud-based server permission it will need the same maintenance and protection as one set up on site.