Yes, the potential offered by cloud computing can be applied to agriculture. For some people, technological advances in this area are linked to agricultural machinery and implements, such as sowers, tractors, brush cutters, etc. In fact, there is great potential for use.

Cloud computing, a term used for cloud computing, consists, in short, in the use of technology infrastructure remotely or hosted on the Internet to store, manage and process data, instead of investing in a local server.

This technology has been gaining strong momentum in recent years in industries from different sectors. And recently agriculture is taking notice of this potential. With that in mind, let's look at 5 key questions before adopting cloud computing in agriculture.

Cloud Computing in Agriculture

The agriculture sector has undergone a major revolution with the advancement of new technologies and, in addition to equipment, tools for managing the production process and sales are emerging.

Equipment management, the use of geo-positioning through GPS data and integrated systems for production and sales are examples of how IT has contributed to the growth of agriculture.

Based on this context, companies providing agricultural services can experience the continuous transfer of data and management of production and sales. Through cloud computing, it is possible to improve business processes and decision making with the use of data management and analysis.

What to know before adopting cloud computing in agriculture

As the population and the need for production growth increase, efficiency in the field and management of the production process become a priority, which is why the adoption of cloud computing in agriculture has grown strongly in recent years. With that in mind, following the advice of Sky.One experts, we've selected five important questions you need to ask yourself before jumping into the cloud:

1. What are the benefits of adopting cloud computing?

By contracting with cloud computing service providers such as AWS and management services such as those offered by Sky.One , it is possible to significantly reduce the costs and complexity of administering the IT infrastructure. Cloud services can often be customized and flexible. In addition, providers and their strategic partners can offer advanced services and experts to develop cloud adoption projects.

2. Is security a concern?

For a long time, the security of cloud computing platforms was a major concern, but today, the cloud is much more secure than traditional approaches to technology infrastructure. Therefore, security care is an important factor, but the support provided by companies such as AWS makes us more confident to migrate to the cloud.

Another important factor is the care in choosing the software that is used to interact with cloud services. Reliance on a suite of solutions exposes organizations to a variety of security issues related to confidentiality, integrity and availability, hence the importance of selecting a company with reliable solutions.

3. What type of cloud should be used?

Private or public? If you're thinking about embracing cloud computing, one of the first questions experts say you need to answer is what kind of cloud should you adopt: private or public ?

A private cloud can be built using your own data center, but that primarily means you take on the responsibility of administration. Meanwhile, public cloud services relieve you of the management burden. There is also a hybrid approach where some data resides in a private cloud while other data resides in a public cloud.

4. Will my IT department change?

Cloud computing does not eliminate the need for an IT team, but what changes will be the role played within the organization. Before the cloud, help desk spent a great deal of time monitoring and recovering systems to make sure they were available for business operations. With many devices moving to the cloud, an IT team can spend more time on management, business analysis, and strategic planning.

5. How can I guarantee success?

To secure the path to cloud success, two elements are considered critical: attention to service levels and integration . Additionally, IT leaders should get hands-on experience with cloud computing to learn its capabilities before implementing an enterprise-wide solution.

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Sky.One Team

This content was produced by SkyOne's team of cloud and digital transformation experts.