A decade ago, office files were mainly stored in computers, floppy disks or CDs (which seems ridiculously archaic now!). Many organizations still use traditional methods of saving local files because investing in the latest technology takes time and money.
But by the mid 2000s, many companies moved their email, document sharing, and customer relationship management solutions to cloud-based platforms. Needless to say, cloud technology has completely changed the computing landscape with its many benefits such as constant accessibility, low maintenance and unlimited flexibility.
According to a survey, 96 percent of polled businesses now use cloud technology, with 78 percent of these small businesses looking to adopt the cloud by 2020. But just because huge organizations were the first to leverage this tech doesn’t mean small- and mid-sized companies from Charlotte, Gastonia or Rock Hill can’t do the same.
We've recently published articles stating the cloud's many features, including easy document sharing and data backup. Here are more reasons to jump on the cloud bandwagon and take your business to a whole new level:
#1 Speed and agility
Cloud computing should be a crucial part of your IT strategy. It highlights two of the most important modern business requirements: speed and agility. You can respond quickly to the needs of your client and also outmaneuver the competition with cloud-based applications.
The cloud lets you scale your storage capacity based on your business’s needs. It also gives you the ability to expand or scale back resources at will such as adding/removing users, increasing data storage and easy allocation of resources in a monitored environment in managed data centers.
As a business owner, you'll find that one of the greatest advantages in using the cloud is its lower maintenance fees, with office space, utility, and manpower costs reduced as well. Even better, by moving your data and applications to the cloud, you can significantly cut back on expenses since you don't have to pay for hardware, software, and licensing fees.
Cloud technology provides the highest levels of security and stops malicious threats in their tracks before they infect your data. Many cloud services providers implement the most rigorous security measures available to ensure your data is always protected, including encryption, user authentication and other methods of securing access.
The cloud is so much more than data storage. It also provides tools. Just the fact that even small enterprises are now rushing to the cloud for its numerous advantages, businesses can use the cloud for all kinds of purposes, such as:
- Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS), sometimes referred to as hosted desktops
- Cloud-based Voice-over-Internet-Protocol (VoIP) phone systems
- A reliable cloud backup for your data in case of disasters
Managed IT Services Providers (MSPs) will keep saying this selling point, and it's not a baseless one: The cloud will help you focus on improving and growing your business by giving you less things to worry about. You can spend more time on the business side of your enterprise and leave all the technology concerns behind.
This is where an MSP like Spectrumwise comes in. We have the expertise needed to simplify your transition to the cloud.
Cloud technology has revolutionized the way companies do business, and it can do the same for yours. Cloud solutions from Spectrumwise allows you to take your organization to the next level, and get ahead of the competition. Contact us now for more information.