Make the transition into the cloud sooner than later

Although many businesses understand the importance of cloud computing, the actual process is potentially draining for businesses working with legacy hardware. Not only can the process of coordinating this be confusing itself, getting used to the cloud versus traditional server-based computing requires a mental shift as well that's difficult without proper IT maintenance on hand.

Writing for ZDNet, Jason Berlow describes his experience working with computer hardware for more than seven years. As he puts it, Berlow is a self-professed "server guy" who simply never thought about the benefits of cloud conversion until it became too much to keep replacing old servers over and over.

Rather than spend as much as $7,000 replacing older servers, Berlow found that online data storage was simply the better option for his needs: more useful and more cost-effective.

Companies should start thinking about cloud use as inevitable so they avoid putting it off. In an interview with Forbes, cloud company Workday's CFO Mark Peek described this destination and how it effects all organizations. 

"It's no longer a question of if a company will utilize cloud services or applications, but how quickly it will be able to transition a majority of its workloads to the cloud," he said. Although he acknowledges that some industries are not quite as built into the cloud yet, he added that "I have no doubt that we are on a path where a majority of standard business applications will be cloud based."

Because the future is uncertain, a little reluctance when it comes to modernization is understandable. However, information technology solutions give businesses the chance to improve and make their work less difficult.