The old argument of cloud servers and its properties stacked against the traditional internal servers has been argued on many platforms and on many levels. Cloud servers are a much better alternative when compared to internal servers in the capacity of storing, organizing and sharing information due to its origin being in an online server. But due to some recent conflicts of interest that has occurred, the safety of information has come into play. It is always the question of privacy against the capacity that comes up at the end. So when you take up this argument in the context of an NPO, how does it work out?
Size of the establishment
Cloud servers only became something that is even within the scope of a medium sized establishment only recently. Before that cloud servers were only available for large sized establishments. According to IT support for Not for Profits Organisations, cloud servers had been used by large NPOs to handle their data and communications and sharing of information and such.
Due to most NPOs having one headquarters established in the country of origin, and then branches on other countries and sometimes even in the sea, the use of an internal server is useless when it comes to sharing information within the branches and headquarters. When using the internet you will waste time uploading and downloading information and the time it takes for such tasks to be accomplished will be even more. So in house servers can only be used within each office, and yet it will be within your complete control.
Hosted cloud servers for use
A hosted cloud server, according to IT support for Not for Profits Organisations, is different from an on-site server in a way that it allows better management of information, scalability of its capacity to meet demands of the growing establishment, and such. But sensitive information is a case when it is being hosted somewhere far away that you cannot even immediately access to keep safe from intruders and other malignant persons. A cloud server also required a high speed internet connection and that needs to be maintained at such speeds throughout the time the server is being used as well. Cloud servers are especially useful if you have too much information that cannot be hosted by your regular internal server and/ or if the regular internal server providers are not the best in customer care or maintenance. To find out more details regarding IT support, you can read this article for details.
Most establishments are moving onto cloud servers as they are much more reliable than internal servers when it comes to keeping information organized and also working full time without an issue. But for those who are in countries where internet connections are not the best yet, then the internal server would be a better alternative.