The Cloud -- it is now the talk of the business world, but is it right for you? Here are 7 reasons why your business would benefit by moving to the cloud.
- Your current IT is outdated or you have little investment in your existing IT: Some of the resistance from businesses we talk to about cloud services is their current investment in existing technology and sometimes we agree. But if you are about to buy a new server(s), or workstations, or a new back up disaster recovery product, you should give the Cloud serious consideration. You will save a lot on Capital. Also a move to the cloud is not an all or nothing it can be done in stages. And can easily be expanded or retracted in regards to seats that are needed or not needed
- You’re no IT guru: You got into business because you liked what you do, not because you wanted to look after IT. The cloud will allow you and your business to make the most of enterprise level software but all the headache of looking after enterprise level hardware is left to an expert and it is all part of the monthly price.
- You spend your time installing updates: With cloud services the software is always up to date. By choosing the right cloud management company you can expect it to constantly be improving. No longer will you have to run around machines installing updates and patches.
- You want increased Productivity: People can work wherever they are, sometimes even without an internet connection. This means downtime associated with travelling and weather etc. can be overcome making staff more productive.
- You’re worried about Data Security & Backup of your data: Cloud services are built with security in mind, teams of experts know of and prevent security breaches without you ever being aware that they exist. And what’s even better is that the cloud is monitoring your systems 24 hours a day 7 days a week 365 days a year.
- You want your employees to be happier: Cloud computing is delivered through a browser, the benefit of this being it does not matter if your employees use a Desktop, Laptop, Tablet or Phone. Nor does it matter if the operating system of choice is Windows, OSx (Mac) or even Linux/Unix as long as the system can run an Internet Browser your staff can work. This means they can choose whatever hardware they like, perhaps even bringing their own device (BYOD) to work. http://blog.nskinc.com/byod-and-security
- Your business can not afford a hardware failure or the time it takes to fix one: If a desktop PC stops working you can be up and running within five minutes just by starting up another PC or a laptop, and you can carry on working from where your desktop stopped working -- as cloud is constantly saving as you work.