Five steps to set up your business on cloud

Introduction:


Market research leaders Gartner have forecasted that by the end of 2022, almost 90% of businesses will be shifting their workloads to cloud-based platforms. Why such hype? Well, it is because cloud-based services and media have rapidly transformed businesses, creating a new path that offers sustainable, flexible, and efficient growth.

Without further ado, let’s get down to the tidbits about setting up your business on the cloud.

Securing requisite domains:


The foremost step to set up a business on the cloud is to establish a commanding online presence by registering in an appropriate domain that bears its name or that of your brand. Figure out the domain that best represents your business since it forms the trickiest detail. Next, register with a trusted ICANN-accredited domain registrar and stay clear of unscrupulous vendors that bundle your domain name with a host of confusing IT or hosting services.

Promoting your organization on social media:


Even if you have no intention of engaging on social media, it is a thumb rule these days to create free user accounts and register them on the most prominent social media platforms on a first-come, first-serve basis. Though their popularity may vary depending on regions, it’s safe to assume that registering on social media platforms like Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Tumblr, etc. will grant your business enhanced visibility and create an online buzz around it.

Enabling email service:


Email service is a critical resource for businesses, and therefore while establishing your brand’s online presence, it is imperative to set it up. You can even configure your mail exchanger record and direct it to a backup provider to prevent bouncing if the primary server suffers an outage.

Enable cloud data storage and privacy:


You should be immensely careful about storing confidential data and business documents in the cloud as there could be substantial threats of surreptitious probing, hacking, and even state-sanctioned snooping. Therefore, choose your cloud data storage providers wisely that offer top-notch data encryption and decryption services. Be wary of the vendor’s access to your data or the supposed threat of data exposure if their systems are compromised. Hence, it is always useful to archive a copy of your data offline.

Web service collaborations:


If your business involves collecting money online, Paypal, and other known merchant services could offer a significant edge. You can even take help from a series of convenient web services like online email marketing via Mailchimp, private instant messaging via Trillian, DNS services, online collaboration via GoToMeeting, and even online password storage services. These services are integral to a fully-functioning cloud-based business.

Closing thoughts:


With the proliferation of cloud-based services, taking advantage of them becomes necessary. With such services on the block, you can take up your business online and scale up efficiently, irrespective of your organization size.

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