There are many reasons to move to the Cloud – increased scalability, flexibility, collaboration, and a change in payment terms to name a few. More and more businesses are taking advantage of the benefits of moving to the Cloud. Here’s 7 reasons why you should join other businesses and move to the Cloud.
- Monthly Payment Model
Buying hardware is costly but is essential for on-premises solutions. You’re able to spread this cost over the server’s life, but you’ll still need to make a hefty upfront payment. By moving your infrastructure to the Cloud, your payment model changes from upfront to a monthly model which enables you to free up your cashflow and invest elsewhere within your business.
- Make the most of hardware
On-premises servers will nearly always result in unused capacity. This leads to unnecessary expense. The shared server infrastructure of the Cloud means that it’s scalable meaning no unused capacity and no unnecessary expense.
- Staff resources allocation
Cloud-based solutions can free up your staff’s time. IT staff will no longer have to spend time maintaining and monitoring hardware – this would be the responsibility of the Cloud Service Provider. This leaves your IT staff with more time to spend on tasks that will drive your business forward.
- Save power
Cloud Service Providers are experts at utilising their hardware. Optimisation results in the best use of energy and resources, and lower costs for power usage.
- Flexibility and Scalability
Cloud services are flexible and scalable – as your business grows, your Cloud services can grow too. This is why Cloud computing is referred to as ‘elastic computing’. You’re able to scale up and down dependant on demand, whilst only paying for what you’re using.
Cloud solutions makes communication easier for businesses. You’re able to share documents in real time regardless of your location and time zone for example. Increased collaboration increases your agility too, you’ll be able to respond to new and changing situations with ease.
- Cloud helps all businesses
Cloud solutions can help all businesses from start-ups to Enterprises. Start-ups’ immediate access to low-cost, enterprise-grade IT infrastructure means that future growth is accommodated for from the off. SMEs can access a huge range of computer storage and network resources enabling them to operate in a way that would be impossible on-premises. And for Enterprises, Cloud drives down costs, increases operational efficiency, and allows them to meet complex hosting requirements.
Why Ilkley IT Services?
We help small and medium sized businesses who don’t have an in-house IT department maximise and maintain their business IT infrastructure.
We constantly monitor your PCs, network and other IT devices. We’ll often prevent problems from happening without users even knowing, meaning you and your staff continue to work uninterrupted.
On the rare occasions when things do go wrong we’re ready to respond quickly and efficiently. With our vast experience and investment in the best tools we are well equipped to get you back up and running in the quickest possible time.
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