Cloud computing has grown tremendously over the last 10+ years. As of 2020, close to 50% of corporate data is stored in the cloud. So, what are the business advantages of moving to the cloud? After speaking with hundreds of our clients, we have found that it comes down to 4 key benefits – scalability, geography, compliance and cost.
Your Business Will Grow Faster
For any healthy business, growth is critical.
With cloud services, your business can grow its employee headcount quickly, as well as the number of offices. In a cloud-based environment, a traditional desktop computer can be set up in a matter of minutes. Giving a new employee immediate access to all of the applications and logins that they need eliminates the hassle and time cost of manually setting up desktops and loading applications one by one.
Your Business Will Be Able to Work From Anywhere
With work shifting to hybrid models and remote work, it is important to be able to give your employees the freedom to work from anywhere. Not only is the cloud beneficial for businesses that are working remotely, but it is also helpful for businesses that have multiple office locations in different cities and/or states. With a hosted cloud desktop, any user can log in from any device in any location and have the same experience that they would in a traditional office with access to all of the most important files and applications.
Your Business Will Remain More Compliant
For any business dealing with compliance issues or looking to become more compliant, a cloud computing system means a higher level of information security. Compliance is a huge risk that can be expensive, complex, and time-consuming. When you tap into the cloud, your business can transfer the headache of technical compliance to your cloud provider.
Your Business Will Save on Costs
Here’s a truth bomb: Businesses can save up to 15% of their overall IT costs by migrating to the cloud.
A cloud solution will cost you close to the same as an on-premise solution when you compare it to a 3- or 4-year replacement cycle. With that said, a few ways that the cloud can save you money in the long run are:
The cloud takes a capital expense (something you usually depreciate over time) and turns it into an operating expense (something you can pay for over time). This preserves cash flow and has many tax advantages.
The cloud is flexible and allows you to only pay for what you need when you need it.
The cloud decreases labor and maintenance costs while increasing workforce productivity, saving you money in the long run.
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