The cloud must be one of the things people misinterpret. It could mean as the fluffy cotton figures floating up in the sky or an invisible technology for digital files.
To contribute to the confusion, cloud adoption is a concept that people are somehow having a hard time digesting.
Though can be vague, cloud (adoption) actually has a direct resemblance how the real deal cloud (as in the one that brings rain) comes into form and naturally function.
Let’s take the third grade science lesson ‘Water cycle’ as the pre and post process of cloud adoption.
It is the process in which water turns to gas using heat energy that brings up the vapor up in the sky. This is the primary pathway for the water in liquid form be back in the water cycle track.
As for a business, this is the consideration stage. It is the period where organizational challenges arise and be opted for remedies. Employee productivity rate, document archiving, office space limitations, and a lot others start to boil up the strive to keep the company going. It is the time that problems heat up the decision makers’ authority for choosing a solution to solve such pain points…and ends up harnessing the power of the cloud (or with a cloud-based document management system such as Enadoc, at least).
Which phase do the clouds form? It is here, during the condensation process. With all the vapor collated, this process cleanses, gives shape, and prepare the water vapor for the next stage.
This goes parallel to businesses’ actual cloud adoption stage. This is where tedious adjustments happen to address pain points, neutralize procedural concerns, and refine organizational processes until the cloud becomes an integral part of a company.
Tailor-fitting to a business’s needs, the cloud goes into other forms, be it an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), or Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) – much like how real clouds forms dogs, ice cream sundae, or anything cuddly you can think of.
This is also the period where a business can have a cloud of doubt on this integrated technology, in terms of its accessibility, security, and full potential. On contrary, this could be an early taste of cloud nine, especially if it has been up and running and greatly organizing processes.
After all the water vapors have reached the sky and formed cuddly-white figures, the breaking point comes in. Clouds become thicker and darker, giving a time for plants and parched lands be quenched once again. And it all comes pouring down, in drizzles and sometimes in a gush.
It is the process responsible for keeping the earth’s moisture, the crops’ nourishment, and the human’s potable source. Kids often chant to make this go away and sometimes associated to cats and dogs – yes, it is somehow the nerd term for rain.
After gathering problems and addressing them through cloud adoption, it is time to fill empty vats. This is the flooding stage. Yes, this is the time that cloud benefits are pouring all over a business, engulfing the company with a better cost savings rate, data backup, security, and accessibility.
And the cycle goes on – the slimmed organizational challenges will sooner or later bother companies and then be addressed with the new features of the same cloud computing service they have implemented
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