Companies looking to move their operations to the cloud have been advised that the technology will work with existing IT systems, such as enterprise resource planning (ERP) software.
Andy Horn, general manager at internet provider Easynet Connect, said one of the key advantages of moving to the cloud is that it will complement other products.
He recommended adopting cloud technology as part of a gradual process designed to include no risks to a business.
“For companies that are mindful of controlling their costs we would recommend that they trial small projects in a cloud-based environment and prove that the concept meets their needs,” he stated.
Mr Horn added that this will ensure a company continues to operate at full capacity while a switch to the cloud is slowly implemented.
ERP software manufacturer SAP – which produces the Business One range – recently contributed to a report for the US government on how to create a modern and highly-efficient IT set-up that includes cloud computing.