And why staying on-premise holds businesses back
If you’re not in the cloud yet…it’s time
Cloud services are more secure, sustainable, agile, and cost-effective than ever before, which are the key drivers of cloud migration. Many industry experts believe companies that haven’t moved to the cloud are already falling behind.
The cloud empowers your business to:
Scale faster and more affordably
When your business grows suddenly, you need to scale rapidly, and securely. If you want to grow without some major tech hiccups along the way, cloud technology makes scaling faster, smarter, and more affordable than on-prem servers. It delivers a flexible, responsive technology stack at your fingertips – no lengthy, expensive, manual upgrades required.
Increase profits and lower costs
Systems downtime can cost three times as much as a year-long cloud subscription in a matter of minutes or hours. IT time and resources can be cut in half by a move off-prem. When looking at long-term value, on-prem starts to look less like the conservative choice and more like a consistent drain on your profits.
Improve speed and performance
Company leaders are adopting the cloud to improve the speed of IT service delivery. Better network performance, uptime guarantees, automatic performance upgrades, faster product development and deployment, automatic scaling and load-balancing, and standardization are the six core reasons cloud makes your business faster.
Increase team productivity
There are many ways to improve your company’s productivity. Hire top talent, improve engagement, minimize meetings, promote or even redesign your office space to boost productive hours. You can also move to the cloud. According to research by Office 365, nearly 80% of IT professionals say moving to the cloud improved their productivity.
Future-proof against competitive forces
Ten years ago, moving to the cloud was about staying ahead of the curve. Now, it’s about keeping up, and providing customers and employees with the always-on services they expect. 74% of organizations say cloud gives them a competitive advantage, and by the end of 2020, 83% of enterprise workloads will be in the cloud.