You can’t stay competitive without keeping up with modern technology. Transitioning to the cloud with the help of an IT service management firm will keep your data safer and make your team more dynamic while streamlining your most important processes.
The cloud is a virtual hub that contains the past, present, and future of your company. Accessing, annotating, authorizing, assembling, and designating can be done faster than ever in the virtual world. Moreover, thanks to advancements in security, server management, and accessibility, the cloud is now the safest place to do business.
77% of businesses are already using the cloud for at least some of their operations. Do not risk falling behind and losing your competitive edge. Here is why you need to make your move now.
Why it is time to transition to the cloud
The types of managed services that you can take advantage of in the cloud are growing every year. Here are the top benefits to companies that embrace cloud computing.
By moving all of your data, networks, servers, applications, and even operating systems to the cloud, you and your employees will have access to company data from anywhere on the planet.
Storage location, therefore, will never be an issue. You can access company data even if the power goes out, because that data is not housed in the physical space of a server room.
Switching to the cloud is a managed service for your business. This comes with certain benefits in terms of security and monitoring.
The IT service management firm that manages your data will be personally responsible for its security. They will watch your files 24/7, make all the necessary security updates as they become available, and put safeguards in place to prevent cyber attacks. They will even train your staff in person on how to better protect your trade secrets.
All cloud data is encrypted and protected with numerous authentication tools. It is also stored in at least three different physical locations at any given time, so you will never have to worry about data backups again.
Keeping your IT solutions in-house means that you have to be prepared for every eventuality. If your servers need to handle double the workload the month before Christmas, then you need to make twice the investment even though you only use it eight percent of the time!
By switching to cloud services from a third party business IT support firm, you no longer need to make costly purchases that go largely unused. Instead, you can pay for the services you need when you need them.
For example, cloud server management will allow you to operate on virtual servers and boost your workload as needed. Are you anticipating a busy December? Simply increase the capacity of your server for one month a year. Expecting to grow? Change the number of licenses, amount of storage, and server capacity each month and pay for ONLY what you need.
Process and application consolidation
When migrating to the cloud, you need to take stock of your data, and organize it based on what you do and do not need. It is a bit like cleaning out your garage. Because you pay only for the cloud storage that you use, consolidating your processes is now not just an IT issue but a financial one too.
Once you are in the cloud, all of your information will be in one place. You will be able to see who is accessing your information and when they are doing it. This is great for security, but it also means you will see which applications are most used, which are slowing you down, and which could be integrated. The cloud gives you a great view of your entire company’s technological comings and goings, allowing you to streamline and boost efficiency.
Cut IT infrastructure costs and liabilities
By outsourcing your IT solutions to a third party that manages them in the cloud, you will never have to worry about expensive hardware purchases, costly updates, repairs, and obsolescence again.
Cloud services like hardware as a service (HaaS), software as a service (SaaS), server management, and app development all come packaged together. They are managed completely by a third party, so you will not have to worry about updates, repairs, lifecycle, or depreciation.
Take care of all of your IT solutions with a simple monthly bill that includes no hidden costs or fees. Add services as you need them, and cancel others if they are no longer necessary.
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Transitioning to the cloud makes your data safer and easier to access, so take action that benefits your company and your clients. For more information about cloud computing, contact Scale Technology today at (501) 222-8969 to speak with an IT professional.