The Fears & Benefits of JDE in the Cloud

December 29, 2014

Authored by Alana Smith, TeamCain

On a webinar hosted by our partner, Velocity, attendees were asked what their number one fear was that comes to mind at the thought of placing JD Edwards in the Cloud. They were also asked what the one benefit might be of placing JD Edwards in the Cloud. The answers are explored below:

Common Fears Associated
with JDE in The Cloud
Common Benefits Associated
with JDE in The Cloud
Security
Compliance
Cost
Latency
System Performance
Availability
Disaster Recovery
Service Levels
Risk
 
Security
Compliance
Cost
Latency
System Performance
Availability
Disaster Recovery
Service Levels
Risk
 

Notice anything odd about the answers?

Velocity did and so they explored how the fear that one might have regarding JDE in the Cloud could also be a benefit. From conversations that Velocity had with an FBI cyber crime expert, the takeaway was that nobody is impervious to an attack and if a hacker wants to get in, they will find a way. If a natural disaster hits your data centre, then a natural disaster hits your data centre. The way around these risks is the Cloud.

If you fear the Cloud because for security reasons, the reality of the situation is that a cloud provider has the resources to build layers of protection and your fear becomes a benefit. What about cost? Instead of worrying about the funds you would have to allocate for the worst case scenario, consider the funds that you would allocate for a best case scenario.

Velocity also explained on their webinar that even if you’re company doesn’t have a cloud provider, if you have remote users, your JDE system is already in a cloud. Employees connecting into JD Edwards from outside of the primary facility are connecting to a private cloud. “The Cloud” is just a tool that can be used for business transformation. It can empower you and your business to move faster, be more productive and achieve results that you never really thought were possible. No two clouds are alike – the Cloud is defined by you and your business. And it’s not an all or nothing approach – the Cloud is about the choice to leverage functional and technical support to achieve JDE recoverability.

If you’re considering disaster recovery, upgrading your JD Edwards,  innovating your business, having a greater adoption of JD Edwards and broadening your JDE knowledge base, retaining qualified technical resources, or addressing performance issues, corporate compliance and security concerns, you should consider looking up into the Cloud.

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