Cloud computing has been very beneficial, but there is a specific risk of using SaaS that I was unaware of. Even two decades after starting to use the cloud, SaaS is eating the world. Small businesses, with just under 100 employees, are likely using over 100 apps.
In the early stages of my career, we were handcuffed to giant server rooms. It’s a challenge to run a successful team, and at times it can be a daunting task. But there’s no doubt that today’s technology allows us to work in a much more flexible manner.
It’s a constant process of learning how to manage all these tools and ensure they are all running properly. SaaS is convenient.
That is, if you use it properly and without a plan for how to deal with problems. Even with two decades of working with the cloud, I was unaware of the risks. It’s one risk that can have a dramatic impact on a business.