6 questions to ask before you pursue cloud software

6 questions to ask before you pursue cloud software

By Peter Munnerlyn

We previously suggested you consider these 6 questions before your company invested in business software in the cloud or on-premises software.

After you have come up with those answers, here are six more questions you should consider:

  1. If a catastrophic event caused the loss of important data about your business/clients/employees, what redundancy measures do you have in place to counteract that threat? How would you protect your company from future threats?
  2. How quickly can your business recover from a disaster (such as a cyber-attack, hurricane, tornado, theft, etc.)?
  3. How adversely affected is your R.O.I. if your IT employee has a hard time accommodating a colleagues needs because they can’t effectively troubleshoot your  business software?
  4. As your business has grown, how has your hardware and software handled this increase in processes?  Is your hardware/software slower today because of your company growth?
  5. How would it affect your business if you were to lose data stored on your databases residing on your hardware in house?
  6. What happens when your business has a difficult time paying bills, doing payroll, handling human resources or creating resources?  Do you have a timely way to upgrade your business software functionality?

After you have answered these questions, you will be able to decide if cloud software is right for your small business. If you need help, please feel free to give us a shout!