Considering a cloud migration? We don’t blame you. After all, the big, bright cloud offers the latest in flexible, dynamic technologies. But when’s the right time to pack up your tech and take your business to the next level?
With our five pointers, you’ll find that migrating to the cloud is worthwhile sooner than you thought.
Your tech is making flexible working inflexible
The last few years have taught us a lot. Like the exceptional importance of pick n mix delivery to your door. White chocolate mouse, anyone?
But the standout lesson for many businesses is the value of flexible working. Statistics now suggest that almost 20% of employees have their home as their primary work location. That’s not including the plethora of hybrid working, flexi-time, job shares and other flexible working possibilities.
The implication for business is simple: your business can successfully operate from anywhere on the planet when you have the right people – and the right tech. And what’s more global than the cloud?
By going ahead with your cloud migration project, your team can access the data, tools and tech they need from wherever and wherever they’re growing your business. There’s no need to be tied to hardware in a set location – your cloud technologies are taken care of, remotely. And as a “cold hard cash” kinda bonus, you’ll make valuable savings on premises costs.
And once you’ve migrated to the cloud, you and your team can focus on what matters. And sometimes, that’s being at the dinner table pronto on fish ‘n’ chip night. Pass the vinegar!
Need strength security? A cloud migration can help shield your data
Data protection is more important than ever. Long gone are the days when the worst that could happen was that Jeremy from Admin went home with the key to the filing cabinet.
Even then, you knew your data was (a little too) secured until he sheepishly returned with it the following morning.
Now, your data needs top notch security to comply with legislation and to fend off those pesky cyber criminals.
After your cloud migration, your security posture will have improved, and you can utilise the amazing tools provided by cloud providers to automate the installation and protection of your data assets.
What’s more, you’ll have complete control over all your tech services. Selecting not only who can access your data, but each feature they can use, too.
With features like encryption as standard, taking the leap to virtual tech through cloud migration takes the hassle out of data security. So you can breathe a sigh of relief and take a carefree spin in your swivel office chair – before you get back on with the workload that matters, of course.
Your business is growing faster than your tech can handle
You’ve put a lot of sweat, tears and hard work into your business, and you’re finally seeing the growth you deserve. The problem now is keeping everyone up to speed with the latest tech, so they can propel your business further.
With outdated on-site technologies, you’re dealing with fixed hardware, finite data storage and the need to onboard each individual. And your poor server doesn’t know if it can take the pressure!
It’s all so simple once you’ve completed your cloud migration. Need more data storage? Want to expand your functionality? With a cloud management service, your tech is scalable. You can expand from a wispy stratus cloud with just a few features, to a magnificent cumulonimbus ready to take the business world by (thunder)storm.
What’s more, the best cloud services offer automated elasticity. Which means your cloud functionality will scale to meet the demands of your business places. Plus, you only pay for what you use.
Could moving to the cloud help your team work collaboratively AND remotely?
Ah, the juxtaposition of increased flexible working and ensuring your team is collaborating on every step of your project! When you do manage to get almost everyone, someone’s absent. Who? The person you need to move the project forward, of course. Why are they absent? Two weeks holiday in Mauritius. Lucky for them, unlucky for your business.
Swishing its superhero cape, the cloud migration champion swoops into the room as the perfect solution. Not only can you share resources, giving everyone access to those all-important details, you can now work on the same documents remotely and in real time.
Share ideas, experience document creation in real time and take a little too much joy in pointing out your workmate’s typos. It’s the modern-day version of sugar paper and a permanent marker in the middle of the meeting table.
Combining cloud technologies with inbuilt communication tools such as video calling makes working from different locations a non-issue for contemporary workspaces. Your team is onboard and up to speed. And your business growth accelerates with them.
Your hardware is in need of (costly) replacement
Running your own tech requires your own hardware. And as much as you love your trusty setup (and you’ve given your server a lovable pet name), it’s starting to look, and sound, a little rusty.
Replacing your hardware is not only costly, it also comes with the increased risk of maintaining and protecting your tech onsite. Put simply: if your in-house tech goes down, so does your business’s tech. That’s a hefty fall to bounce back from.
Undertaking your tech’s cloud migration offers a progressive step toward the functionality you need, without the expense and hassle of hardware. Plus, there’s the security of knowing your data and punctuality aren’t reliant on a specific hardware setup.
In fact, you don’t need to worry about hardware, period. Access your tech and data from anywhere, on any device. Sounds lovely, doesn’t it?
The beauty of cloud technologies is that you pay only for what you need. Plus, you pay for it as you use it, rather than shelling out huge sums for technology (and the premium for the often-futile attempts to “futureproof” your hardware).
With the help of a team of cloud experts, you’ll discover the features that you need for your business – and those that you don’t. The result? Seamlessly moving your tech skyward through cloud migration and reduced costs. Pay only for what you need, when you need it.
Level up with a cloud migration.
Reduced costs, reduced hassle, improved functionality and scalability – what’s not to love? Going ahead with that cloud migration you’ve been debating can finally take your business to the next level.
Our team of terrific techies can help you explore which features will work for you, and save you time, money and sleepless nights worrying about your tech. Visit our cloud migration page to find out more about how we can help you make the move.