The question for most organizations today is not if they will be moving all or part of their business to the cloud, but when and how. Agility is the name of the game as the demands of an ever-growing global workforces become greater, and a move to the cloud just makes sense — technologically and for the business.
The advantages of taking your business operations into the cloud have been well-documented: high levels of scalability, a decrease in IT costs and a mobile work environment that allows your employees to plug in and be productive from anywhere. For productivity, most businesses are choosing between two options — Software as a Service (SaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) — while some turn to Platform as a Service (PaaS) to create software that is then delivered over the Web.
So how should you decide as a business which setup is best for you? Let’s look at the options.