15 Cloud-Based Services Your Tech Department Should Consider Using

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These days, with so many apps and services available for each and every tech device, it may seem like our digital worlds are becoming more and more crowded. An excellent solution that many tech departments utilize is to integrate a cloud-based service that’s capable of unloading some of that storage clutter.

So, which cloud-based services outperform their competitors, and what do they do? To shed some light on the services your tech department should consider using, we asked members of Forbes Technology Council to share their favorite cloud-based services for business. Their answers are below.

1. Amazon Web Services

If you’re not using Amazon Web Services you’re not really in technology today. Nothing holds a candle to AWS’ flexibility, breadth of scope or scalability. Too many tech jobs involve the support or maintenance of bespoke solutions that are completely unnecessary. In many cases it’s downright laughable. AWS is one of the best solutions released into the wild in more than a decade. Use it. – Tom RobertoCore Technology Solutions

2. Google BigQuery And Google Data Studio

Two services together that are truly game changing are Google BigQuery and Google Data Studio. BigQuery allows you to expose massive amounts of data to anyone in your company with a desire to dig in and learn. With access to data in BigQuery, marketing teams become fully empowered. When you add Data Studio to BigQuery, people can create personal business dashboards with little technical expertise. – Andres AngelaniSoftvision

3. Grafana

Grafana, an open-source, vendor-neutral analytics platform, makes it easy for IT teams of all sizes to drill down into operational data to identify and mitigate real-time operational issues. A broad array of integrations with databases and other data sources enables operators to examine operational telemetry through useful dashboards and visualizations (for example, time-series charts, maps and histograms). – Kris BeeversNS1

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