During the fourth week of our 6-week series addressing the myths, or misconceptions, related to the cloud, we take on Myth 4: Cloud Cannot Scale for Large Organizations. Despite the current size of your organization – whether its large or small – this information is useful to know, especially as your organization grows in the years to come.
MYTH: Cloud Cannot Scale for Large Organizations
FACT: An advantage of using the cloud is that it adjusts to accommodate your business. If you need to add more staff or resources to support your business growth or to meet seasonal demands, you can easily scale up/down without making expensive changes to your existing IT systems. As a result of the scalability advantage, cloud users have the ability to pay for only what they use, minimizing costs and risk. No matter how large or small your organization is the ability to alter your plans due to fluctuation in business size and needs is an enticing benefit of the cloud.
Bottom Line: It doesn’t matter if your company has 10 employees or 10,000 employees – the cloud is built to scale quickly and efficiently, while ensuring that you only pay for what you use.
Next week we will examine the notion that the ‘Cloud is a Fad’, which based on industry reports and analyst findings could not be further from the truth. In the meantime, please post your comments. Enjoy your Halloween! We look forward to hearing from you!