9 out of 10 businesses now recognise what cloud technology has to offer in operational terms. In particular, there are a number of key challenges that every business faces that can be solved by moving to a Cloud Infrastructure.
- Questions over hosting. Data hosting via a Cloud Infrastructure helps to overcome uncertainty over where data should be stored and reduce expense and concern over costly migration.
- Poor data management. The GDPR has made it critical for every organisation to take steps to handle data well and most businesses want the most cost effective option with the least risk. A Cloud Infrastructure is flexible and secure, helping businesses to achieve data management compliance on budget.
- Weak data security. As data breaches become more common there is increased need to improve the security that surrounds data handling. Today, a Cloud Infrastructure is often the more secure choice - 64% say it represents greater security than previous legacy systems.
- High up front investment costs. If your business is using Cloud Infrastructure there is no need to purchase hardware, facilities or utilities.
- Heavy long-term expenses. Working with Cloud Infrastructure means you can pay for what you use, as opposed to investing in servers and equipment that may be unused and redundant - or continuously having to buy more.
- Minimal flexibility. Cloud Infrastructure makes data and services available to everyone within the business wherever they go, not just on site on business premises. This can enable more flexible working and support a more global outlook.
- A lack of protection. Where data is stored in servers on site, if something happens to those servers whether a fire or flood, that data is lost. Storing data in a Cloud Infrastructure reduces this vulnerability and provides essential back up.
- No disaster recovery. If the worst happens, Cloud systems are designed to help restore normality as quickly as possible.
- Poor cost flexibility. As well as reducing the need for capital spend on equipment etc, cloud services are available with a range of different choices when it comes to payments, such as an easy subscription model that can be adapted to reflect need and budget.
- A lack of options. Cloud Infrastructure can be constructed and deconstructed to adopt a range of cutting edge tools and services to give business more options, from integrating analytics to working with AI.
- Ineffective collaboration. It's simple to improve collaboration with file-sharing applications, whether between employees, clients or vendors.
- No technical support. On premises infrastructure can only be supported by those on site during the hours they are available. Cloud Infrastructure services can come with 24/7 support from industry specialists.
- Unresponsive infrastructure. One of the major benefits of Cloud Infrastructure is the way it allows businesses to scale up or scale down in response to current business need.
- A stuck workforce. A more agile workforce can be more cost effective and also more engaged - Cloud Infrastructure makes this possible as employees have more options in terms of where and how they work.
- Downtime and disruption. Issues that cause disruption and downtime can be costly for any business but these risks can be minimised by taking a cloud approach.
If any of these challenges seem familiar, Cloud Infrastructure could hold the key to helping your business to overcome them then get in contact today.