Migrating your current IT infrastructure to a cloud-based system can feel like a huge undertaking for any company, but the benefits of doing so are well worth the effort involved. Moving onto cloud systems can help to increase the flexibility you have to scale up or down as a business, helping to improve cost efficiencies. It also leads to greater security and more flexible opportunities for both clients and employees. Below we’ve highlighted some key ways migrating to a cloud-based system can benefit your business.
Most companies have a desire to grow their business and as they do so are required to upscale their systems and storage to meet the new requirements now placed on them. Using cloud computing means you can simply upgrade to the next level in cloud data storage, rather than having to upscale your whole data centre, which is both costly and time consuming. Your business can continue to operate as normal and with a small internal upgrade, you’ll be able to take on new clients and projects with ease. Another benefit of using cloud-based systems is that you don’t have to buy and install applications every time you grow. By utilising software as a service (SaaS) technology, you can simply update the licenses you have for each employee on a pay-as-you-go basis, giving your business the flexibility you need as you expand.
Another benefit of migrating to a cloud-based system is that the maintenance of your system is built into the package with the partner you choose. Unlike issues with your data centre, which often require IT teams to rectify issues that arise after the fact, a cloud-based system can be continually upgraded to ensure you’re always working from an effective, secure platform. As your system can be accessed remotely, you are also more likely to receive round the clock, or out of hours support for any queries or issues you might have. Your outsourced team can simply log in and rectify issues in almost real-time, so that you and your team can continue operating as quickly and effectively as possible.
Unlike data centres which require a lot of equipment, including racks, servers, power to keep the server room at the right temperature, and the space for the actual centre, cloud-based systems work out much more cost effectively. As you’re basically renting all the equipment you need you’ll be saving on the cost of upfront investment and having to spend more as upgrades to software and hardware are required.
For more information about moving your IT infrastructure to a cloud-based system, contact Cara today on 44 (0) 1625 615384. With almost 30 years of experience providing expert outsourced IT support to our clients, we’re confident our knowledge and expertise can help you utilise your IT facilities to hit your business goals.