Moving to the Cloud in the New Year
In empty offices across the country, there are closets and small rooms running your work-from-home experience. All alone, server rooms (or closets), are buzzing away in the dark, unsupervised, and so often undermaintained, just barely enabling your office’s work-from-home production.
As businesses small and large shifted to virtual productivity this spring, information technology teams sprung to action making quick transitions and remote work possible for the short term . . . and then the short term became weeks. Months. Almost a year. Now? The future of work. Your employees made the transition, your business shifted, and conference rooms became living room Zoom meetings.
Do you miss your server room? Probably not. Will you ever see it again? That’s up to you.
Your business needs visibility and efficient operations, now more than ever. Moving to a cloud-based environment can reduce your costs, increase your efficiency, and provide much more flexibility than you’re used to. You don’t have to be an expert on information technology to make the best decision for your company’s systems in the new year. Instead, evaluate technology needs in line with your priorities:
Focus your team on strategy, not upkeep:
Because the cloud is a setup of off-premises professional grade networks, you can spend fewer of your business’ resources maintaining the IT infrastructure, upgrading equipment, and scheduling maintenance. This frees up your team to think bigger and invest their time in data-driven solutions instead of infrastructure upkeep.
Prioritize efficiency and cost:
Cloud computing allows most businesses to operate with faster processing capabilities than would be possible with in-house resources. You will be able to select the cloud-based services that are the right fit for your company without having to pay for the entire platform. These savings can be applied to supporting services or higher tier options that would normally be out of your price range.
Stay nimble and adaptable:
Instead of making big technology investments before expanding or worrying about reduced staff and operations while maintaining your infrastructure, add and remove cloud-based features as needed so your business has the flexibility to shift in the market.
The cloud is anywhere you want to be! Give your team the flexibility to access everything they need wherever they are. More than ever before, mobility and accessibility to be productive from remote environments is essential to employee performance and morale.
Plan for safety, ditch fear:
The risk of a security breach in the cloud is minimal compared to the often outdated self-managed on-site solutions. Confidential information can move from personal computers to the cloud to eliminate the risk of stolen devices. Ditch the need for old-school data backups each night. Instead, the cloud can keep your information secure in real time without a manual backup or concerns of permanent data loss.
Rise above your competitors in 2021 by starting the new year with your infrastructure in the cloud.