Businesses that move to cloud never look back
TRANSITIONING to the cloud comes with a fair amount of uncertainty.
Concerns about malware, compliance and security are probably the first on the list, but are not the only points of hesitation.
Hardware failures, the fear of downtime and the loss of important data are all reasons there is apprehension to cloud migration.
But those who have taken the leap and moved to the cloud are not looking back.
In a recent study, 65% of business executives said that moving to the cloud has freed up IT resources to work on more strategic tasks, and 64% added that these initiatives were implemented faster.
Despite increased efficiency, there are five more reasons why moving to the cloud is an option that should be considered.
Access to world-class infrastructure and skills
Credible cloud providers use the best hardware, software and skills.
Data centres are also required to adhere to a variety of audits and industry standards.
Up-to-date security and software
In the cloud, a specialist will take care of the security for you and every time you connect, you will have access to the latest version of applications. Legacy accounting systems may no longer be supported by the vendor, leaving your data vulnerable.
With cloud you can save up to 80% on your IT budget and 90% on your energy bill.
No more costly hardware or IT support as an Internet connection is all you need.
Data back-up is all taken care of
Hard drives lost to theft or fire is no longer a worry for you. A good cloud application will keep your data backed up to the last minute, without any need for special action from your side.
Cloud provides a potential productivity increase of up to 400% says companies that have invested in cloud technology. That’s about 1,5 hours saved per day. The speed of technological change means that businesses often struggle to keep up.
Moving to the cloud is a solution that offers more benefits than risk.
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