5 reasons to switch your IT to the cloud
When it comes to upgrading your IT, there are several options you might want to consider. As IT professionals, we specialise in both on-cloud and on premise IT systems, so you can trust ITswitch to provide an unbiased recommendation about which solution is best for your business. If you’d like to know more about cloud-based IT, here are some of its many benefits.
1. Save on your bottom line
Some businesses spend up to 75% of their IT budgets maintaining internal servers. That’s a huge chunk of your budget that could go towards improving internal processes, upgrading data security or even towards developing new tech. When you switch to cloud IT, there’s no need to maintain your internal servers. Instead you pay for what you use, and let the experts handle the systems externally.
2. Scale up quickly
The upfront costs associated with owning and maintaining hardware and internal IT resources can be prohibitive to some businesses. Having hardware that needs to be updated or replaced on a regular basis can also impact your ability to scale up quickly. Most cloud platforms run on a subscription basis, which can be upgraded as you see fit. That means that you can spread your costs out over time, which can be beneficial to your business’ finances in the long run.
3. Benefit from security best practices
Data security is a hot topic at the moment, with many businesses fearing the threat of a cyber-attack. Most businesses experience hacks due to faults in their internal IT infrastructure, poor password security, accessing data on an insecure server or not updating their internal software. While we have plenty of tips that businesses can use internally to reduce their risk, the fact is that most cloud IT data centres are already following security best practices. By outsourcing your IT and servers, you can reduce your chances of a cyber-attack. Just make sure you follow data security best practice, and trust the experts on the cloud to do the rest.
4. Recover your data in crisis
Moving to the cloud protects you against a loss of data. Most cloud providers have self-healing systems and data recovery mechanisms in place, so you don’t have to worry about losing important documents or systems. While it might seem risky to migrate all your assets to the cloud, you’re actually protecting your data – and your business – in the long run.
5. Work remotely
If your team works between offices—or even if you have a smaller team of remote workers—cloud IT can be a life saver. Working off an online server means that you can give your staff the freedom to work flexibly, which in turn can help you improve your human resources too.
During a cloud migration, we allow you to use your old systems and switch over the new system once it’s ready. That means that the process is as seamless and undisruptive as possible. Moving your IT to the cloud can be a great way to secure your assets and provide operational flexibility. If you’d like to learn more about how switching to the cloud could work for you, contact ITswitch today.