Being competitive and innovative is the most important factor of success. Whereas cloud technology allows you to quickly access files, easy interpretation of complicated data, and vendors improved security benefits. From reducing IT costs, operational costs to boosting innovation, there are many compelling reasons to move to the cloud in 2022. However, making the move is not easy without a well-developed plan and cloud expertise.
Here are the five major reasons why we see businesses move to a cloud platform, which includes:
Improved Data Security
Data stored on the cloud is encrypted which makes it safer than other hosting solutions. Additionally, since cloud computing is updated frequently compare to previous data centers, most cloud-hosting companies can sustain the new cybersecurity threats. Whereas, offline servers are more at risk. If you had your systems and apps in the cloud, all your data is encrypted in transit, at rest, and in backups.
Reduced capital expense
In the event, that you have already deliberated the costs of setting up a data center which includes servers, racks hardware, battery backups, VPN software, and even your IT labor. The first question in your mind is why would I move to the cloud now? The only answer is maintenance. How much does it cost you every year to maintain that data center? Migrating to the cloud will reduce these capital costs while helping you to become a more agile, proactive, secure business for your clients and employees too.
Cloud technology is perhaps best known for bringing workers and teams together. It allows users to work in documents and spaces at the same time while automatically synchronizing and storing updates. No more sending hundreds of types of the same documents. Whereas, cloud technology always updates you with the latest version.
Reduced operational costs
In addition to all the capital expenses you reduced, you’ll also have to save operational costs to upgrade hardware and software, control your systems, manage patches and performance, etc. Cloud ERP and applications are subscription-based and do not require hardware and data centers to run. Updates are typically automatic and you are always having the latest version instead of having to pay to upgrade versions every year.
Remote work is here to stay
Most people have been able to Work from Home (WFH) at least part-time in the last few years. Businesses must reimagine the workplace and prepare to offer a level of flexibility employees and new talent now expect. The reality is that not all businesses can offer or support remote work. However, many can. In addition, if you do, there is a stronger chance you can expand your talent pool and your current employees will want to stay put.
Is it time to move to the cloud?
For most companies, it is beyond time. However, these companies have unique requirements where perhaps a hybrid cloud or phased approach is best. MetaOption has performed hundreds of successful cloud implementations in the form of upgrading to Dynamics 365 Business Central, a cloud ERP and we can help you determine the most practical path for your business. For more information and a tailored demonstration, contact us today at MetaOption.