5 Reasons you Should move to the Cloud.
One of the most frequent questions we get is “When should I move to the Cloud?
While there are many reasons to make the move, there are also certain events that minimize obstacles and overcome common objections you might have.
1. Adding/Removing locations or employees.
The cloud is ideal, not just for growing companies, but ones that may be downsizing as well. The on-demand nature of online services ensures that one can scale quickly and without additional investment. Companies in uncertain economic times are reluctant to make capital purchases or commit to large IT projects or financial obligations. Through cloud computing, you can help these prospects leverage every advantage of newer technology without the downside of purchasing hardware and software that may sit idle in a business downturn. As the business sees growth, it can plan for a predictable operational expense on a per-user basis. It is a win-win even in an economic downturn.
2. The Refresh Cycle.
Always a mixed bag for business owners and managers. There is nothing better than closing a large project or other opportunities that bring current dollars to the bottom line, however, we have never encountered a company that was looking to spend money on network upgrades. In fact, we found this to be the very point at which a company would seek to get “competitive bids” or look for alternative solutions to their aging hardware. Facing the routine capital expense of the hardware life-cycle is at odds with simply paying for services on a monthly basis, and operational costs are better for budgeting, planning and keeping the focus on business growth and profits.
3. Business Continuity.
In recent years, tornado's, hurricanes, floods, and other natural disasters have taken businesses offline for days, if not weeks or months. Many never recover from such an outage, and simply having data stored offsite is not enough to encompass a business continuity plan. With the recent outages at major carrier's and the pain still fresh enough to want to minimize a recurrence, many businesses are more readily turning to cloud services.
4. Time to Value.
When selecting potential projects to meet the business priorities, leaders must consider the time to value of each project. Many factors are affecting how quickly a potential benefit can be realized.
5. Business Financial Objectives.
We understand that Businesses have varied financial goals and objectives, and understanding these will help us with making your decision to move to the cloud. The discussion relating to Capital versus Operational expense has been a driving factor in Managed Services, but unless the client is cash and credit poor, excellent cloud services are the exception rather than the rule. Unlike a lease, which is tied to a tangible asset, online services are entirely an operational expense. Additionally, our services extend the life-cycle of existing computers and frees up capital for other department or projects.