While moving to cloud computing could be a great way for businesses to make the next push into technology, Neil Glentworth, managing director of Glentworth, writes on Dynamic Business that companies should take their time when making the move into the cloud.

Glentworth said some of the biggest benefits of the cloud include unlocking the potential of the staff and making business more efficient; however, instituting major changes all at once can result in a slow down in operations. Businesses may want to start off slowly by putting one part into the cloud and leaving other pieces of integration for later. He said businesses should also remember why they are using the cloud.

"Providing you are looking at A-grade providers, their security is probably better than your own," he said on Dynamic Business. "Storage can be accessed through a decentralised channel, but the more you store, the more expensive it gets and harder to find what you need! Being selective with the kind of information that is stored and the personnel you allow to access it can ultimately drive return on investment much faster."

IDC reported estimates last June detailing a greater push into the cloud in the next few years. The research company said private clouds will reach $3.6 billion in 2015, and these companies should remember that integration is best to be done thoroughly and with employees aware of how it is happening.