The fastest growing SMBs have adopted the Cloud as a way to tackle four primary IT Challenges:
Results are favorable. Surveys indicate that:
53 percent of SMB’s using cloud technologies are more likely to experience a growth in revenue.
85 percent of companies believe the cloud-enabled their company to scale and grow quicker.
Organizations are discovering that Cloud computing offers immediate access to the resources required to transform their business and enhance customer experience.
Many companies are still reluctant to make the move to the Cloud despite these benefits. The reluctance to migrate is especially evident in Western Canada, where we have seen cloud adoption be roughly 25 percent less than the rest of Canada.
Safety is cited as the number one objection to Cloud for 49 percent of associations (IDC 2017). Should you be worried? The safety investments made by the significant Cloud suppliers is significant and has generated cloud platforms where security breaches, due to seller error are rare. In actuality, the Cloud has turned out to be more protected than many non-cloud environments.
A vital detractor to cloud for clients in Western Canada is the stress that network connectivity will likely be inadequate to deliver the sort of reaction time and safety that end users are accustomed to. With the significant public cloud suppliers located in Eastern Canada, it’s clear that network connectivity choices should be well understood before proceeding. Several networking options exist to deal with the demand for high bandwidth, connectivity and security to Cloud, such as solutions based in Saskatchewan.
Service accessibility, including response time and user downtime, is an issue because of the perceived loss of control over the computing environment. To mitigate this concern, public Cloud sellers offer service levels for each of their products with fiscal credits supplied if they aren’t achieved. The strong engineering of the Cloud environment is such that high availability is always achieved. In a worst-case scenario, organizations can further protect critical applications by configuring them to automatically failover to alternative data centers should a Cloud data center go offline.
There’s a general perception that services in the Cloud are more costly than in the non-Cloud atmosphere. This can be raised when the contrast between Cloud and non-Cloud platforms doesn’t correctly reflect all the costs which constitute the non-Cloud infrastructure.
Considering all the non-Cloud prices in the table above mentioned, there is an almost 50% decrease in service and maintenance costs once the Cloud is selected. When doing a financial comparison or Cloud ROI, it’s also important to take into consideration the increased earnings that will occur as you drive your electronic conversion outcomes using Cloud services.
It can seem daunting when attempting to decide how to begin. The ideal place to begin often with consulting a reliable partner with expertise in Cloud migrations. Cloud migration requires skill and expertise; frequently organizations who handle this transition from themselves find it hard and time-consuming.
If you wish to learn how to begin but are not sure where to start, reach out and let us grab a coffee. We can discuss your individual requirements and help establish a path forward for your company to embrace everything the Cloud offers.