CT’s managing director Ian Snow explains why switching to cloud computing is a must for businesses in 2021
Cloud computing has always been about modern infrastructure for quicker innovation, faster time to market and cost savings.
But in 2020 the world realised the importance of the cloud. It offers flexible remote workforce management, lower cost for backup recovery, legacy skill risk, safe return to the workplace and business agility. The value of the cloud and the need to embrace digital business models have been clear for years, but the realities of the pandemic have made this shift a key business priority.
2021 and beyond will see organisations building upon this momentum, moving to mature their cloud adoption strategies, kick-off their migration and modernise their technical platforms.
Here is a reminder of why moving to the cloud is so important for your business.
- Cloud computing is flexible
Cloud-based services are ideal for businesses with growing or fluctuating bandwidth demands as it’s easy to scale up or down your cloud capacity. This level of agility can give businesses using cloud computing a real advantage over competitors – it’s not surprising that businesses identify operational agility as a key reason for cloud adoption.
- Disaster recovery keeps data safe
All businesses should be investing in robust disaster recovery, but for smaller businesses this is often more an ideal than the reality. Cloud is now helping more organisations shirk that trend. In fact, cloud-based recovery solutions are now available in a variety of formats that save time, avoid large upfront investment and roll up third party expertise as part of the deal.
- Maintenance free
The beauty of cloud computing is that the servers are off premises, out of sight. Here at CT, we take care of them for you and roll out regular software updates, so you don’t have to worry about maintaining the system yourself.
Cloud services minimise capital expenditure
Cloud computing cuts out the cost of hardware. You simply pay as you go and enjoy a subscription-based model, which is easy to setup and manage.
- The cloud promotes collaboration
When your teams can access, edit and share documents anytime from anywhere, they’re able to do more together. Cloud based workflow and file sharing apps help them make updates in real time and give them full visibility of their collaborations.
- Cloud computing offers security
Lost laptops are an expensive problem, but fade in significance compared to the loss of the sensitive data inside them. Cloud computing gives you greater security when this happens. Because your data is stored in the cloud, you can access it no matter what happens to your machine.
To find out how CT can help your business with your cloud journey, get in contact with one of our team on 01246 266130.