You don’t have to know much about IT to have at least heard of the cloud.
In fact, it’s unlikely that you could make it very far in the modern business world without encountering colleagues, competitors and contemporaries alike espousing the virtues of this game-changing technology.
Yet if you’ve so far dismissed it as being the sort of thing only Internet companies and tech-savvy start-ups need concern themselves with, then you may be missing out on the opportunity to make major, tangible improvements to your business, no matter what industry you work in.
According to experts, 60% of all workloads are expected to be running on hosted cloud services by the end of this year, up from an already impressive 45% in 2018. All told, this accounts for a global market worth of $206.2 billion, a figure which itself is predicted to grow exponentially over the next few years.
So, why exactly so many companies jumping into the cloud?
More importantly, why should your business join them?
Here, we look at just a few of the most convincing reasons why migrating to the cloud is the way forward for modern businesses.
Traditionally, if you were planning to grow your business, you’d be looking at investing in additional servers, expensive software licenses and extra hardware.
Make no mistake about it, all of that can end up costing you much more than money when you factor in all the planning, infrastructure redesign and deployment that needs to take place first.
With the cloud, you eliminate the complications and time-consuming hard work that typically comes with scaling your business.
Simply upgrade your package with your cloud service provider and you get all of the extra resources you need at the click of a button.
Running your own in-house IT infrastructure can take a sizable chunk out of your revenue. On top of paying a premium rate for quality hardware, you then have to pay expert IT specialists to install and manage it.
That’s to say nothing of all the additional utility costs incurred by powering your servers 24/7/365.
Again, migrating to the cloud eliminates all of this.
Operating on a pay-as-you-go subscription basis, cloud technology firms allow you to buy only what you really need when you really need it.
As a result, you free up your financial resources to invest in the long-term growth of your business.
While we’d never suggest getting rid of your own disaster recovery plans altogether, moving to the cloud does make it much easier -and more affordable- to bounce back in case of data loss.
Since all of your data is stored remotely in the cloud, you enjoy the peace of mind that comes from knowing your data is always safe and always accessible as long as you have an internet connection.
Even if laptops or tablet devices are stolen, any confidential information can be deleted remotely, ensuring a greater level of protection for you and your customers.
Ready to leap into the cloud but don’t know how to take that all-important first step? Talk to the cloud migration specialists at On IT today. Contact us online to book your initial consultation or call us now on (+44) 0330 0945946.
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