Top 10 Reasons for Not Moving Your Business to the Cloud in 2012

Date:   Thursday , February 02, 2012

#10. Reduced costs: Youíve spent considerable dollars on computers, servers, and software over the years. While itís true that much of it is outdated and many new programs wonít operate on your older machines, it still works- sort of. We know that Cloud computing reduces hardware costs and networking management, but why improve on what works- most of the time.

#9. Scalability: The business climate is tough and you canít worry about potential growth. The Cloud allows companies to scale their businessí storage needs seamlessly, using and paying for only what they use, but why worry about the future now?

#8. Automatic Updates: Your Company has been using the same software for years and the provider sends those pretty CDs for every update. You then get to use the extended quality time to bond with your staff while you plow through the upgrade efforts. The Cloud eliminates the need for IT to worry about paying for your future updates in terms of software and hardware, but what will your staff use for coasters?

#7. Remote Access: The Cloud allows your employees, partners, and clientís freedom to access and update information wherever they are, without having to run back to the office. Donít you want your team sitting at their desks all day instead of being on the road meeting with potential clients?

#6. Disaster Relief: Disasters come along so infrequently that why worry about the occasional flood, storm, or hurricane? Itís true that the Cloud safely stores everything on secure data centers, accessible anywhere employees have an internet connection, but with your PCs and servers safely tucked away in your old coat closets, your business has nothing to worry about.

#5. Ease of Implementation: Your IT person has set up your entire system to work, most of the time. He has everything networked and is available within 2-3 days to fix whatever is broken. Itís true that implementing cloud services is easy as and reduces both time and cost but what are you going to do? After all, your nephew has been working so hard to get everything working properly.

#4. Skilled Vendors: Who would you trust to manage and protect your data? A company such as InfoStreet (with over 16 years experience serving enterprise clients), IBM or Amazon or your IT staff? After all, your nephew has been working so hard to get everything working properly.

#3. Even playing field for your small business: You donít want to grow your small business too quickly and you certainly donít want to project the image that you can compete with your larger competitors. The Cloud gives your small business the same tools that Fortune 100 companies use yet your business will only have to pay for what you need (see #2). Small is cute so why change?

#2. Flexibility: Kids play with building blocks so they can build whatever their imagination designs. The Cloud will allow your business to select what your company needs, when you need it, and use it how you want to. You can select an intranet as your platform, email and CRM from InfoStreet, email marketing tools from Topica, financial services from Kashoo, Ö you use and pay for only what you need. Youíre not a kid so grow up and operate the business the way your father did decades ago.

#1. The most important reason not to move your company to the Cloud: Because if you donít, we will.

InfoStreet is a Cloud Apps provider. Widely regarded as a pioneer in Cloud-based Apps, InfoStreet introduced its first business solution via the Cloud in 1995. InfoStreetís flagship offering, StreetSmart, delivers 100 percent Cloud-based business solutions that increase employee performance, strengthen customer relationships, improve communication, and reduce costs.