With business and life itself becoming more mobilized and on-the-go with each passing year, more and more businesses continue to migrate to the cloud.
You may be wondering - is it really worth the time and money it takes to migrate my business to the cloud? Well, according to Forbes, 74% of Tech Chief Financial Officers say cloud computing had the most measurable impact on their business in 2017.
Cloud computing offers many benefits including:
- Reduced IT costs
- Business Continuity
- Efficient Collaboration
- Work Flexibility
- Automatic Updates
Reduced IT Costs
Each year, due to new research and updates, cloud computing becomes more efficient - in both cost savings and productivity from a technical standpoint. It can only be assumed that as time goes on, cloud computing will continue to improve as more businesses and tech giants shift their focus. In fact, Forbes predicted that more than 50% of IT spending would be cloud-based by 2018.
The cloud ensures that your business's operations and core business functions are not severely impacted by an unplanned incident/disaster that could otherwise have resulted in lost data due to critical systems going offline. This in turn keeps your business running smoothly and effectively, saving the time that would have been spent recovering any lost data.
With important files and systems integrated to the cloud, employees are able to access them in any work environment or location. This can help save countless hours transferring and travel to on-site systems in order to locate or transfer files.
Many businesses have a remote working program implemented already or are in the process of implementing such a program. These programs have been proven to not only increase employee retention, but to also save both time and money. It is certainly a convenient option for employees to partake in. In 2018 alone, there was an estimated $5 billion in cost savings for U.S. companies with employees who worked remotely—and that’s just counting part-time workers.
Many cloud computing systems and software offer automatic updates, preventing lapses in security and increased efficient of these systems/software. One of the first steps to cybersecurity end user prevention is keeping systems and software up-to-date to prevent breaches. Without automatic updates, this can often be a daunting task.
Needless to say, cloud computing will have a future in the business and tech world. As more of our business and personal lives are digitized, it only makes sense to migrate this data to the cloud for easier and quicker access.
Contact Apogee IT Services today in regards to migrating your business to the cloud. We offer cloud planning, migration, and support - among many other IT Services.