Seven reasons your business needs cloud technology
Converting to the cloud is one of the best decisions you can make for your business. When evaluating the differing opinions out there, keep in mind that companies are using cloud technology in different ways and their viewpoints are based on this. Data solutions will look different for everyone, but adopting the cloud is one thing innovative companies have in common.
Here’s seven ways the cloud can improve your business, reduce costs and make everyone happy.
1. No IT? No problem
The cloud lets you to tap into a variety of third-party hardware and software solutions such as IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service), PaaS (Platform as a Service), and SaaS (Software as a Service), so you no longer have to do all that heavy lifting internally. So all that money in your IT budget can be diverted to other areas, like growing your business.
2. Accessibility, from anywhere
As workplace dynamics evolve, critical people like CTO’s are often needed in multiple places at unexpected times. With cloud technology, you can access information and work from anywhere. The days of being the last one in the office slugging away on wired physical assets are over. From a beach in Belize to your nephew’s bar mitzvah – the cloud is wherever you are.
3. Simplified process
Advancements in technology have made it easier than ever to identify redundancies and streamline applications and project management. The process of migration forces you to take a good, solid look at your current strategy and remove what’s not working. You’ll garner more relevant results that can be easily analyzed and shared with everyone who has access to the cloud.
4. The show must go on
And so must your business. We’re guessing you can’t afford to not have a backup plan for accessing data if something goes wrong. Disaster recovery is real, and the cloud can help you breeze through it. You’ll never have to worry about your business going down with a faulty server again.
5. Better than a rubber band
Directives are always changing. Having a solution that can bend with the ebb and flow of your business is crucial. The elasticity of the cloud lets you make changes to things like users, licenses and storage capacity, quickly and easily. You no longer have to worry about maintaining the maximum number of servers ‘just in case’, while operating at minimal capacity. The cloud grows with you.
6. No more infrastructure burials
Say goodbye to preparing for your infrastructure’s “end of life” and the budgeting that goes with it. With the cloud, your hardware is no longer part of your company assets, which means no more deferred upgrades, replacement costs or headaches – just one very happy CIO. Which brings us to our last point…
7. Everyone will be happy
Converting to the cloud has been known to cause bursts of happiness and satisfaction among employees. Think about it – the majority of your new hires will have been raised on the internet. They’re used to having information at their fingertips, at any time of day, and on any device. This is what the cloud is all about. Working smarter, not harder.
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