When an organization moves to cloud computing, it has a lot to handle to ensure a seamless transition. There is one step, however, that many organizations do not consider when they move. According to InfoWorld.com, data integration between the cloud server and files still housed in an on-site IT server must be properly integrated.

Most companies do not address data integration until the problem arises. By that point, a company has to spend even more money to address the issue. Helping employees acclimate themselves to cloud computing can be a difficult process; addressing issues like security and data integration up front will prevent further headaches.

"By not addressing this, you'll have a data integrality and/or master data management issue in short order - an issue that will kill the value of your new cloud-based system before you receive the first invoice from your cloud provider," David Linthicum wrote for the news provider.

The problem can be especailly troubling for small businesses that do not have the IT infrastructure in place to handle these issues once the initial installation of cloud computing has finished. As more SaaS vendors start targeting small businesses, cloud computing experts recommend discussing data integration with the chosen vendor.ADNFCR-2553-ID-19690225-ADNFCR