Why Are Businesses Migrating to the Cloud?

February 27th, 2020 by admin

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With each passing year progressively, more businesses are switching over to the Cloud. Yet there are still companies that haven't made the leap or taken advantage of this innovative technology. Many business owners are still hesitant to shift their enterprise to a cloud-based solution. They aren't certain what it has to offer that their current systems can't do. That's why we've made a list of five things the Cloud can do for businesses that have caused so many of them to migrate over.

5 Reasons Businesses Are Migrating to the Cloud

  1. Reduced costs

    You don't have to worry about having to pay for servers or data centers, making it cheaper than traditional infrastructure. Saving you not only money on installations, but on maintenance and upgrades as well. Instead, you only pay for the services procured with the Cloud.

  2. Greater Collaboration

    Your employees can access work documents anywhere and at any time. This lets your team file share and work together in real-time. Meaning your field workers can share their data with office workers, all without having to report back to the office first. This helps eliminate redundant or repetitive tasks like data re-entry as well.

  3. Disaster Recovery

    Traditional computing systems require you to have a recovery plan for your data. Since a potential disaster or simple human error can lead to permanent data loss if no backup is established. When storing data on a cloud you don't need to pay for maintaining a recovery plan, as your data will always be available as long as users can connect to the internet.

  4. Scalability

    Cloud-based services are ideal if your business deals with constant growing or fluctuating bandwidth demands. If your needs increase, it's easy to scale up capacity, and vice versa, you downgrade after the peak season ends. Your provider can simply upgrade or downgrade your package within minutes, instead of having to manage the hardware in advance.

  5. Improved Security

    With the Cloud, you no longer have to worry about your employee's lost laptop or stolen computers compromising sensitive data. As all the data is stored on the Cloud. This gives you the ability to remotely wipe the date from the device or remove access from the account on the device, making dealing with potential data breaches easy and simple.

When you look at the benefits of the Cloud, it becomes clear why so many businesses are making the switch. As traditional systems can't keep up with what they have to offer that the Cloud can't do better.

MPA Networks has extensive experience in this arena. Even if you don’t have an imminent need, please contact us to review your options. Planning for future needs can result in substantial cost savings.

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