You already know that cloud computing isn’t just another tech industry fad. The cloud is turning 10 this year, and it has become a business standard. If you’re not taking full advantage of cloud services to future-proof your business in this economy, you are making a potentially expensive mistake.
The benefits of cloud computing are practically limitless. For example:
- The cloud grows with you. You may think that your old standby servers and network are adequate enough for day to day operations. If you want to future-proof your business, then you need to take advantage of cloud computing. The cloud is fully flexible and scalable. The infrastructure and applications are leased, ensuring you are using the fastest and latest technology. Plus, you buy only the services you need and pay for only what you use. This means you can dynamically increase or decrease your cloud services as your needs change.
- It helps protect your data. The cloud’s security architecture is multi-layered, and has safeguards against cyber attacks. There are different types of security controls employed and all of them work to protect your sensitive information and intellectual property, especially where federal compliance regulations are an issue (like HIPAA, SOX, PCI).
- Save money – put it back into your business. There’s no better way to pad your future business endeavors than cutting costs. Cloud computing helps you do just that. Cloud services can replace expensive infrastructure and outdated software. Cloud-hosted applications give your staff the ability to have virtual desktops and access their projects no matter where they are. Apps, data and documents come together into one constantly updated platform.
- Real-time collaboration and unlimited mobility for your staff. Cloud computing gives end users access to the data they need from any device, increasing productivity. Your staff could be anywhere in the world and still collaborate in real-time on projects, allowing your business to work faster for clients and increase your profit margin. Take Microsoft Office 365 for example. Microsoft has always been a familiar face in business productivity. Now, with O365, they’ve raised the performance standard. O365 is just one of the applications bringing together all of your people, processes and technology through cloud computing, and giving you the ability to manage all of that productivity seamlessly.
The time spent maintaining your hardware and its performance are costing you both production and dollars. Lost hours are a killer when you’re trying to migrate data from one network to another. Firms that handle their own migration on average take 2 months to complete the move and can spend up to $3,000 trying to finish it. Your best bet? Partnering with a managed IT services provider (MSP) to handle your move to the cloud. An MSP reduces/eliminates downtime, gives you seamless migration and implementation, and manages your data with new, integrated technology.
That’s where we come in. To get the most out of your cloud services, you need to partner up with a great MSP. Not sure which cloud computing services are right for your company’s needs? Our team of experts will evaluate your servers and network and consult with you to come up with the perfect plan for cloud migration minus the worry.
Give us a call and we’ll help you take that leap into the future. Come join us in the cloud – life is better is up here.