Leaders in Technology
Cloud Computing and Beyond
(page 5 of 6)
“From a business viewpoint, one of the main benefits is that we
1953 S. Beretania St., Suite 5A
Honolulu, HI 96826
“There is a pretty large shift in information technology advertising,” observes Jason Aldridge, Vice President of Operations at Intech, “There are a lot of companies getting in on the cloud buzzword, but they really only offer one service, like email, in the cloud.” It is in that vein that Aldridge and Joe Massillo, President and CEO, often coach potential clients through misconceptions and important information that help in determining how best to integrate cloud technology.
First off, nearly every company can leverage cloud computing. “From a business viewpoint, one of the main benefits,” according to Massillo, “is that we make the capital expenditure of investing in the hardware, and then allow our clients to share in what we bought as a lower up-front operating cost.” While it makes sense financially, Massillo points out that each business should carefully consider their needs. Certain companies are prime candidates for full cloud services, and others would function better with a hybrid or blended cloud model.
“When looking for a cloud hosting provider, make sure you’re going
“Be wary of anyone who just tells you they can get you into the cloud, sight unseen,” warns Aldridge, emphasizing that it is important to know which questions to ask. “When looking for a cloud hosting provider, make sure you’re going with someone who has been in business for awhile and has a good reputation.” Key considerations include knowing where your data is hosted, the security measures of data facilities, how your backups are handled, what level of cloud integration is right for your business, and what the limitations will be.
All Intech clients periodically undergo a full information technology analysis to determine the best solutions for their company. In fact, after 20 years of experience in the information technology field, Intech takes on new clients only if they are committed to maintaining an optimized system. “Companies will end up paying more in the long run if they do not upgrade their system and put it on a monitoring platform that keeps it healthy,” says Aldridge, “And our job is to prevent failures and make IT less costly.”
Do you like what you read? Subscribe to Hawaii Business Magazine »