Converting to the Cloud – Stormy Weather and Silver Linings
This fall, after months of contemplation, my firm finally converted its computer infrastructure to one based entirely in “the cloud”, where both our data and the applications we use to interact with it all reside on internet-connected machines somewhere outside of our office. The conversion was a long time coming and something I was looking forward to. The convenience of working from any location without the restrictions of using something like LogMeIn to access my client files was something to be celebrated. However, as with everything in life, the process of migrating our office to the cloud was not all roses. Consider this a tale of caution.