Helping you make the move to the cloud
The way businesses store and access data has changed dramatically in recent years. It is still possible to hold every piece of information locally on servers, and in fact many companies still work in this way, loading the software they need to run their business onto local servers or individual workstations. However, more and more businesses are opting to store their data and software programmes on the cloud, and you will no doubt have heard people talking about ‘moving to the cloud’.
Many businesses are making the transition to accessing cloud-based services online and seeing the benefit, but deciding whether to move and the thought of migrating your entire system across to a new one can be a daunting task. We can help.
Why migrate your IT system to the cloud?
There are a number of benefits that businesses report after switching to cloud services. They include:
An agile workforce - most companies find that cloud computing allows their workforce to become more mobile and responsive, as they can access the data they need for day-to-day working from practically anywhere, on virtually any device. This way of working usually improves productivity and allows businesses to adopt flexible working practices.
Easy access to relevant data -all of the information your workforce needs can be held in one place instead of scattered across several workstations, which means that your team will be working with the latest data at all times. With all of your resources based on the internet, all you need is an internet-based device and you’re ready to work.
Flexibility - cloud computing offers scalability, which is ideal for fast growing businesses. If you need to scale up, it’s not an expensive job and you won’t need to buy new hardware so it’s less of a headache.
Improved disaster recovery - moving to the cloud gives businesses a ‘ready to go’ disaster recovery solution, with all of their data stored securely offsite.
A cost effective solution - cloud services are generally billed in instalments, with software upgrades included. This means that businesses no longer face significant investments in new hardware and software every couple of years, making the cloud a more cashflow-friendly option for many.
These are just some of the benefits of moving to the cloud. Our experienced team will take time to understand your business, and help you understand how your business could benefit by switching to cloud computing.
A seamless migration process
Should you decide to transition to working via the cloud, our Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) support staff and Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) certified network engineers will take care of the entire migration process from start to finish, ensuring a seamless transition with minimal disruption to your business. You will be able to operate your business as normal while we move data from local servers and workstations.
We will advise you on setting up and maintaining good security practices and show you how to set up and run robust backup and recovery processes to keep your data secure. We will also help you and your team understand how to get the best out of the system to make sure your business and staff are is working productively, and we can provide ongoing network security support to help you keep critical business data safe in the cloud.
If you have any questions about switching to the cloud or would like to find out what a move to the cloud could do for your business, click the link to contact us.