You’ve been told that everyone is moving to the cloud. Now before you start booking plane tickets to see where they are, let’s take a look at some reasons why you might want to consider more cloud activity in the near future.
When you’re working in the cloud, the whole team have the same information at the same time, and many tools will allow live collaboration regardless of physical location.
Got an extra project to run, need an extra server for testing, a large processing order coming through, cloud is about scaling, increase and decrease power as you need it.
Cloud is like renting a server, On premise server purchase may by budgeted for over 3 years, so if you manage to keep a server for 4 years then you will save, but then you will also have to scrap the server, go through the project process of purchasing and implementation, planning etc. Not forgetting that your electricity is included with the Cloud server.
So all those pesky security patches that need to be loaded on to everyone’s PC that are using that accounting package, it’s individually installed on all PCs so everyone gets downtime for patching, and then some don’t patch correctly and it’s a call to the helpdesk.
If you have servers on the ground ( on premise ) at the moment that run software that can be run in the cloud. When you want to move to a new service, it can be fully accessible to transfer data etc easily from one supplier to another.
Data stored in the cloud is one central location to store information. Storing data on individual PCs, servers, laptops means multiple locations to be secured rather than 1 single location.
Using cloud services means you could be using the same services as businesses 100 times your size, you have enterprise power that you can use to support and service your customers.
Always on the right version
With central working and collaboration, the latest document is the one you’ll always be working on, regardless of who updated last, or when, the latest one will be available.
It’s on the internet in the cloud, which means you are able to work from anywhere with an internet connection ( subject to country laws and firewalls )
Running multiple on premise servers all with sufficient capacity to meet demand, means a lot of resources spent idling, using electricity and creating carbon emissions.
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… do you need another reason ? Feel free to call us on 01344 567990 and we’ll come up with a reason based on your business case.