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Confused about “The Cloud” and “Cloud Native”? That’s because IT service providers want you to be - confused clients spend more money. Most things in life are easy, once someone explains them to you in simple terms.

If you’re in business and have IT needs, there is no doubt that you have heard of “The Cloud” and in more recent times, “Cloud Native”.

So what’s what and which makes more business sense? Give me about 45 seconds of your time to explain, while you queue for coffee.

The Cloud

If someone convinces you to move to “The Cloud”, this means moving your existing applications from internal servers to public or private cloud platforms. Simply put, if you owned a coffee shop and had really slow in-house software running your cash register, it would mean moving that really slow software to an off-site server.

Same till. Same software. Same speed. And, when in a pre-work rush, your customers would join the faster-moving queue next door. All the while, you get charged more money for having your slow cash register software supported off-site.

Cloud Native

This may mean moving your coffee shop’s cash register software to an external server or not, but crucially, it means changing how that software works and the people/processes that govern how your business serves ‘your’ customers. You change everything. You can make the software and your team work faster. You can make changes quicker, but most of all you do business quicker.

And in the age of consumer impatience, where 12 seconds is the difference between losing and winning a customer, you don’t have any time to spare. Moving to “Cloud Native” will mean your customers stay in your fast-moving coffee queue and even more join.

Business Sense?

When it comes to IT, always ask yourself does this make business sense? And always make sure the advice you’re getting is independent – lots of IT firms have partners and they sell their clients, you, their partners’ products. But again, does that make business sense to you?

Want to see if cloud native would work for your business? Send our team an email [email protected] and we’ll talk you through your options.

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