Making the Shift to Cloud Computing


The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way the world does business. Commutes, office lunches, and gathering around a conference table seem like things from the distant past. And with a larger part of the workforce working remotely than ever before, the shift to cloud computing has become even more drastic (and necessary).


What is cloud computing?

Cloud computing is essentially the ability to access computer-based resources (storage, software, analytics, data, and more) over the Internet. For a simple example, think of a simple text document. You might store that on your computer, meaning that anyone who wants to access the document would need to physically have your computer; or, you could store it in the cloud (on the Internet), making it possible for anyone to access it from any computer (as long as they have the proper permissions, of course). 


Cloud computing isn’t new. In fact, it’s been around for over a decade, growing in popularity due to its convenience and adaptability. The difference is that now, it’s becoming the norm. Companies who have not been using cloud-based services, for one reason or another, are feeling the pinch of inconvenience as their staff works away from the office.


Shifting to cloud computing

Convenience is a big reason to shift to the cloud, but it’s not the only factor that should be considered. Businesses should think about security, cost, business strategy, readiness, company culture, and more before jumping headfirst into the cloud. There are pros and cons to the cloud within each of these categories, but with the landscape changing at a rapid pace, a shift to the cloud is becoming not only more viable, but practically necessary.


The challenge

Of course, cloud computing can introduce a big “unknown” to your business. At a time when many things are unknown and uncertain, another question mark is the last thing you need. It’s important to get the help you need to make the shift to the cloud as seamless and painless as possible.


The help you need

The good news is that there are some people out there who have extensive knowledge of cloud computing, and who can help you effectively implement it in your business. Of course, with this particular skillset in high demand right now, it can be difficult to find the right people for the job. 


That’s where a staffing agency comes in. Staffing agencies have long been the go-to solution for companies looking for temporary staff, contract workers, or temp-to-hire employees. For anyone looking to take a big step toward cloud computing, these services can be absolutely vital to helping you find the top talent you’re looking for. 


EDI Staffing has nearly three decades of experience matching talented employees to open positions. With emphasis in technology-related fields, we can help fill positions like:


  • Cloud computing scientist
  • Cloud engineer
  • Application developer
  • Data integration
  • Cloud support
  • Cloud architect
  • Cloud operations


Essentially, we can help you start the process of your shift to the cloud, fill in skill gaps on your team, and help you navigate these uncertain times with talented temporary workers that can get your company moving in the right direction.


Making the shift to cloud computing can help your business thrive now and in the future, whether your staff is working from home or back in the office. Contact EDI Staffing today and let us help you find the right people to take your business to the cloud. 

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