With over 84% of UK organisations adopting some form of Cloud technology - isn't it time your business did the same? As we continue to see more and more businesses increasing their adoption of this Cloud technology, we will also find the advantages of doing so will become more and more lucrative.
It is important to note that the continued use of on-premise apps is still a fair option for many businesses, however this is certainly being tested to the full during this Coronavirus outbreak with more and more employees having to work from home. This in itself provides a new set of challenges with regards to being able to access these on-premise applications from home which can highlight other weaknesses in your IT infrastructure, performance and the inability to scale up your resources when needed.
This is where moving to the Cloud can benefit your business in a number of different ways. In our latest blog article, we will discuss why your business should move business apps to the Cloud to help persuade you that this is the right move for your business.
Save money and improve efficiency
The great thing about moving your applications to the Cloud is the fact that you will no longer need to purchase, store or maintain any on-premise servers which will save you the big bucks in the long term. Furthermore, as well as meeting your requirements, any Cloud technology deployed will help you to improve your economies of scale as your server infrastructure is shared with other organisations.
Protect & secure your business critical data
One of the most common barriers to many businesses adopting Cloud technology is the fact that they are worried about the security of their data which is understandable as most employees need to be able to access this data at the click of a button whilst on the go.
These fears can be allayed by the fact that Microsoft is one of the biggest spenders in the world when it comes to cybersecurity which helps to protect many businesses from global threats as well as ensuring that any data stored is compliant with GDPR regulations. Better still, Microsoft’s global data centres were created to not only secure your data & ensure compliance for customers but also to bring applications closer to the users of it.
Business continuity and disaster recovery
In addition to the above, another great reason to adopt some form of Cloud technology is for business continuity and the ability to recover during an outage. This can often be the case as many businesses suffer some form of disruption during a business year on multiple occasions. For any business, a disruption can have a detrimental effect on the ability of a business to meet a customer’s requirements and profit margins. This is where moving to the Cloud can help you.
Microsoft has a number of different solutions at its disposal such as Azure Cloud Backups which make it simple for a business to return to normal at the flick of a button in the face of adversity & with minimal data loss.
Seamless integration with other business applications
An absolute game changing benefit of adopting Cloud technology is its ability to seamlessly integrate with the most important applications that are used across the business. To give you an example of this, if you are using Dynamics 365 you will find that this easily integrates with Office 365 applications as well as with collaboration tools such as Microsoft Teams along with powerful business intelligence tools such as PowerBI.
If you are convinced that moving your business applications to the Cloud is the right move for your business, then please get in touch with our Cloud experts today who will be able to discuss your specific Cloud requirements & tailor a cloud solution for your business.
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