Why should you move to the cloud?

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Put simply, cloud computing is the hosting of applications and desktops over the internet. Previously, organisations would install their critical applications onto local devices or in a local server located on premise. As all data and applications reside within the four walls of the office, workers are restricted to the typical 9-5 working hours.

The modern enterprise needs to consider the potential of moving to a cloud IT setup where they are able to access data and applications around the clock. Here are a few reasons as to why you should be thinking about moving to the cloud:

1. Capital-Expenditure free
Cloud computing cuts out the high cost of hardware. You can simply pay-as-you go and enjoy a subscription based model that’s kind to your cash flow. The journey of digital transformation is taken care of by a managed service provider and is increased with the ability to match changing business requirements with agility.

2. Automatic software updates
As the servers are off-premise, out of sight and out of mind, this removes the task of requesting each member of staff updates their own device’s software to the latest version. Those in charge can rest easy knowing that staff software is at the required standard which meets security compliance.

3. Document control
As collaboration becomes a daily necessity, it’s essential that files being worked on by more than one worker are managed with the tightest security. When you opt for cloud computing, all files and stored centrally and everyone sees one version of the truth. Greater visibility means improved collaboration. As a result, productivity will be improved.

If organisations are still working by emailing files back and forth, this is putting company data at risk with the potential for lost files or even hacking. At Atlas Cloud, we offer Citrix ShareFile and Skype for Business as tools for effective collaboration and communication.

4. Environmentally friendly
The environment also benefits from a cloud approach to IT. When your cloud needs more or less storage, your server capacity scales up and down to fit. This means you only use the energy you need to without leaving oversized carbon footprints.

5. Remote working
Cloud computing enables workers to access their entire work desktop on any device, at any location. By opting for a remote approach to work, businesses can benefit from employees working beyond the typical 9-5 hours due to an increase in productivity and flexible working becoming an option.

6. Keep growing, without the growing pains
As businesses grow, their IT requirements change. It’s common for businesses to suffer from hardware restrictions due to the large costs and failure to see the benefits. With cloud computing, it’s easy to add users to the pay-per-user monthly subscription when needed. And because the hardware is also provided, companies are no longer tied down by out of date kit.

Businesses need to recognise the potential cloud technology can provide organisations. For more information on how cloud computing can transform the way your employees work, do not hesitate to contact us.

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