Moving to the Cloud? Here are Four Business Drivers
According to Forbes, 83% of enterprise workloads will be in the cloud by 2020. Whether you’ve already started adopting cloud technology, are in the middle of planning to do so, or can’t quite fathom the change just yet, it is inevitable your organization will be moving to the cloud at some point in the not-so-distant future. But why is cloud adoption so inevitable? What’s driving organizations to make this move? There’s a strategic reason behind every cloud adoption effort, so let’s dig in and discuss the key business drivers to moving to the cloud.
The up-front cost savings is one of the most obvious benefits of moving to the cloud. When adding up the cost of owning IT equipment, powering the equipment, repairing the equipment, and all other unpredictable costs of owning an IT infrastructure, it adds up quick. Not to mention all the time it takes to up keep. With the cloud, it’s a subscription model, you are only paying for what you are using. This spreads cost over time. Buy what you need right now and have the ability to turn it off if you don’t need it anymore. When moving to the cloud, it’s more than improving the bottom line, the real benefit comes when you wisely invest the resources (time and money) that have been freed up.
Efficiency is all about removing unnecessary steps to streamline processes in order to increase productivity. With the cloud, your team can access documents anytime, anywhere, making collaboration more efficient, since the cloud is not a physical entity, but a vast network of remote servers around the globe that are hooked together to operate as a single system. This means data and files can be accessed from any internet-capable device and employees are no longer confined to working in office. This also lends a competitive edge to your organization by allowing your employees a flexible work/life balance.
Cloud computing allows you to focus more on your core business objectives, rather than maintaining an IT environment. This enables you to respond to market needs faster. Cloud technologies are easier to enhance and swap out to accommodate changing business needs. Simply put, increased agility can benefit the entire client experience by making it easier to introduce new technology that users want because, in the end, the client comes first.
Finally, and perhaps most importantly, with the cloud you can rest assured that your network will always be secure. The cloud offers the best in class infrastructure on your side. Your solutions will be maintained by providers who have built their businesses around protecting data.
With the cloud your business can innovate faster, reduce risks and adapt to ever-changing business needs using proven hybrid cloud and multi-cloud strategies. Contact Plow to learn more today.
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