Most businesses today are relying, at least partially on cloud-based services. Whether it’s just your website and social media accounts, or it’s your entire technology suite, the decision to utilise cloud technology is a decision that harnesses a range of benefits.
Cloud computing has been called a revolution in IT. When you consider the benefits it can bring, it’s not surprising that so many organisations have been eager to upgrade to the cloud. From security and cost to collaboration and accessibility, we talk through the top six benefits:
The most obvious benefit is paying only for what you need and scaling up or down as required. Add 50 new employees or remove 50, increasing and decreasing your spend is as easy as that.
Given that cyber security is one of the most important aspects of your technology make up, harnessing enterprise grade security that has been built with simple accessibility in mind, while paying only for what you use, is a great way to start securing your business.
Do you have a tender document to work on with 5 other colleagues? You can all have the same document open at the same time and see what each person is typing. Working in the cloud means you can collaborate on documents, live, with multiple people.
Need to chat with your team at the same time? You and your team can open a document in Microsoft Teams, edit away, with a chat window open so you can discuss your changes on the fly.
Company’s like Google and Microsoft are very motivated to keep their platforms secure, with clients from all sectors using their services, having a reputation that supports safe technology is paramount.
A huge benefit of utilising cloud services through a platform like Microsoft 365 is that you can leverage enterprise grade security for a small monthly fee.
A single and comprehensive data protection platform could eliminate the risk of fines from a compliance breach, while reducing the need to invest in multiple security measures.
Have you got a Business Continuity Plan? What does it say about your technology? If you lost access to your office today, would your business be able to continue, and not just continue but thrive? What about remote working? Through the COVID-19 pandemic businesses who were already setup with cloud technology have been able to quickly adapt to the new way of working by empowering their employees to work from home.
With multiple backup centres built, using a platform like Microsoft 365 means you don't need to worry about loosing access to your systems and data. Accessing your information from anywhere, in a simple and secure way, provides your business with the means to carry on working from anywhere.
Getting started with Microsoft 365 is simple, sign up, setup your employees and away you go. You could have your business setup in just a couple of hours.
The first move can take a bit more work if you are migrating your document libraries but once you’re setup, maintenance couldn’t be easier!
Scalability and Flexibility
The cloud has provided an amazing opportunity for businesses to grow and expand quickly and easily while maintaining quality and security. Having information available from wherever you are means businesses can quickly grow into locations that were previously inaccessible. Gaining access to technology architecture that is built with secure accessibility at its core means businesses have an inexpensive and secure method of connecting their employees.
Where to from here?
Not all clouds are the same, hybrid, public or private are just a few of the options available, and each has their own range of benefits. Understanding where your ROI is, and what features are can be leveraged is essential to building our your technology strategy.
Want to talk to the experts about how you can harness the benefits of cloud technology? We are a Microsoft Gold partner and have Microsoft certified team members. Give us a call and ask to speak with our Microsoft 365 experts, we can assess where your technology is at today and help you build a plan for where it can go.