Are Cloud Services Right For Your Business?
Cloud Solutions Aren't Always the Best Approach.
Many cloud service providers and IT companies present cloud services as a one-size-fits-all solution. But, the reality is that’s not the case.
Cloud services are simply a tool. Sure, they’re a valuable tool, but a tool nonetheless. And like all tools, you need to make sure you’re using the right one for the job, or it makes things more difficult.
Make sure you establish objectives for your business. Next, determine how and if cloud computing fits your direction. Also, make sure your cloud solution interfaces with other vendors and solutions. If not, you’ll have serious issues right out of the gate.
You can read more about the pros and cons of cloud services here.
Ask yourself these questions if you're considering cloud services
What is driving your cloud strategy?
What are the available resources and skills to support a cloud migration?
Has your IT staff conducted a needs assessment?
How will security needs change when you move to the cloud?
Do you have enough internet bandwidth to support the migration?
What functions would you like to automate?
Is a private cloud, public cloud, or hybrid cloud the better solution?
Have you crafted a business continuity or disaster recovery plan?
There are even more questions to ask. Do your homework to be sure your move to the cloud is is for the right reasons. In short, make certain a migration is the best approach for your business. Get more insights into cloud vs. on-prem solutions.
Cloud Computing Offers Cost, Efficiency, and Operational Benefits
All that said, it’s not to say cloud services don’t deliver benefits. Consider, we’ve had clients reduce their IT costs up to 25% by deploying a cloud solution. But as a managed cloud services provider, we conduct a FREE in-depth assessment to make sure you’re getting the right answer.
During the free assessment, we conduct the following activities:
Following this granular review, we can determine what applications and processes can move to the cloud. Plus, we’ll create a detailed Action Plan tailored to your unique business needs that presents how a cloud solution can save you money and improve workflows.
We also make sure we address any concerns regarding cloud security.
And yes, it’s completely FREE even if you elect to go with another cloud services provider. It’s part of the customer experience we provide to every client to drive their IT success.
Increase Accessibility with Cloud Services
Cloud solutions are particularly beneficial to small and midsize businesses to support digital transformation. They deliver increased accessibility to data that is especially useful for a remote workforce.
These benefits make it easy to see why cloud services continue to increase annually. In sum, they allow you to avoid many of the issues inherent with physically based solutions.
5 Benefits of Cloud Services
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What You Should Know Before Moving to the Cloud
Don’t let an IT company sell you on a cloud solution that might be wrong for you. Know what questions to ask by downloading our e-book. If you more advice, talk to us a local cloud services provider.