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Macel Legaspi

Business Development Manager at Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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What stops you from fully moving into the cloud?

Sharing my thoughts below:a) seems expensive - I am reminded by disasters that have struck for instance Japan and how some businesses were able to get back up and running business as is because of how they had disaster recovery in place. Had it not been for this, doubtless that it would be much more costly to get back to business for these companies. The journey to the cloud will actually free SMEs from CAPEX -- instead let them compete globally much faster than before. It will only be expensive if they do not plan well and I mean, not just about planning on what technology or services to purchase, but plan to have the right process and people to support the technologies they intend to consume.b) need extra knowledge to handle the cloud? - Yes, but there's a number of cloud service providers any SME can go to and ask for help now. c) i have very small thing to do, so why increase cost by moving to cloud? The landscape we have is very different now. People demand to have access to data anytime, anywhere. Mobile is changing the way business and people interact. Data is exponentially growing. And there's security threats everywhere. To enable you to do your job better today, you've to be able to get instant access to information, right? And so that's why moving to the cloud becomes more of a mandate unless you accept that your competitors will outperform you.d) what happens if i switch the cloud service provider, and what happens to my data? how do i migrate it? is there cost involve? - I think different cloud service providers have different answers for this and this is where the SME has to do its or their research well. Our belief (I work at Hewlett Packard Enterprise) is that not everything has to move out of your firewall and go to the public cloud. Each app is unique and each SME is unique, and there's a unique balance of private and public and traditional infra to be managed. So before you go and jump into the world of cloud -- you must first ask amongst yourselves in the company what it is you want to achieve.

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Macel Legaspi answered this question

What stops you from fully moving into the cloud?

Sharing my thoughts below:a) seems expensive - I am reminded by disasters that have struck for instance Japan and how some businesses were able to get back up and running business as is because of how they had disaster recovery in place. Had it not been for this, doubtless that it would be much more costly to get back to business for these companies. The journey to the cloud will actually free SMEs from CAPEX -- instead let them compete globally much faster than before. It will only be expensive if they do not plan well and I mean, not just about planning on what technology or services to purchase, but plan to have the right process and people to support the technologies they intend to consume.b) need extra knowledge to handle the cloud? - Yes, but there's a number of cloud service providers any SME can go to and ask for help now. c) i have very small thing to do, so why increase cost by moving to cloud? The landscape we have is very different now. People demand to have access to data anytime, anywhere. Mobile is changing the way business and people interact. Data is exponentially growing. And there's security threats everywhere. To enable you to do your job better today, you've to be able to get instant access to information, right? And so that's why moving to the cloud becomes more of a mandate unless you accept that your competitors will outperform you.d) what happens if i switch the cloud service provider, and what happens to my data? how do i migrate it? is there cost involve? - I think different cloud service providers have different answers for this and this is where the SME has to do its or their research well. Our belief (I work at Hewlett Packard Enterprise) is that not everything has to move out of your firewall and go to the public cloud. Each app is unique and each SME is unique, and there's a unique balance of private and public and traditional infra to be managed. So before you go and jump into the world of cloud -- you must first ask amongst yourselves in the company what it is you want to achieve.