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Why Move To The Cloud? Explore The Transformative Power Of The Cloud

 2016/12/25   Microsoft Cloud Solutions   2267 visit(s)




What is the cloud? Where is the cloud? Are we in the cloud now? These are all questions you've probably heard or even asked yourself. The term "cloud computing" is flying everywhere.

Today we’re taking you on a journey that's unlike any other journey you may have been on, because today's destination will be reached via flying up to “The Cloud” to see what the cloud is and who’s on it, and then maybe you will be more excited to join them and stay there! — the views from the sky are stunning!

Are you ready to fly? Let's go!

Basically, the word cloud (also phrased as "the cloud") is used as a metaphor for "the Internet," so the phrase cloud computing means "a type of Internet-based computing," where different services — such as servers, storage and applications — are delivered to an organization's computers and devices through the Internet.
Cloud computing uses a network or remote server to help you store, access and manage all your data and applications through the internet instead of a local server or hard drive.

Why are so many businesses moving to the cloud?

It’s because today’s businesses are more dynamic, and cloud computing has created a technology revolution for businesses of all sizes, offering a wide range of flexibility and increased efficiency — You can call it efficiency, or call it “doing more with less”. But whichever term you prefer, cloud computing lets you focus on what's important: your business!

Why move to the cloud

The cloud gives you the flexibility to connect to your business from anywhere, at any time! With the growing number of web-enabled devices used in today's business environment (e.g. smartphones, tablets), access to your data has become much easier. There are numerous benefits to moving your business to the cloud - and that includes:

1- A Happier Workforce

When your teams can access, edit and share documents anytime, from anywhere (thanks to cloud technology), they’re able to do more together, and do it better. Cloud-based workflow and file sharing apps help them make real-time updates and gives them full visibility of their collaborations. Even remote workers can feel a part of an organization and assist in projects all together.

2- Cost-effective

With cloud computing, companies can reduce the size of their own data centers, cut out the high cost of hardware, or even eliminate their data center footprint altogether. The reduction of the numbers of servers, the software cost, and the number of staff can significantly reduce IT costs without impacting an organization’s IT capabilities. You can simply pay as you go and enjoy a subscription-based model that’s kind to your cash flow. Add to that the ease of setup and management. It’s never been easier to take the first step to cloud adoption.

3- More Flexibility

Cloud-based services are ideal for businesses with growing or fluctuating bandwidth demands. If your needs increase it’s easy to scale up your cloud capacity, which means that users can scale services to fit their needs, customize applications, and access cloud services from anywhere with an Internet connection.

4- Work from anywhere

With cloud computing, wherever you’ve got an internet connection you can be at work. And with cloud services offering mobile apps, you’re not restricted by which device you’ve got to hand. The result? Businesses can offer more flexible working perks to employees so they can enjoy the work-life balance that suits them – without productivity taking a hit.
Work from anywhere

5- Automatic software updates

The beauty of cloud computing is that WE (Ctelecoms) take care of them for you and roll out regular software updates – including security updates – so you don’t have to worry about wasting time maintaining the system yourself. Leaving you more focused on the things that matter, like growing your business.

6- Greater Visibility and Document control

The more employees and partners collaborate on documents, the greater the need for watertight document control. When you make the move to cloud computing, all files are stored centrally and everyone sees one version of the truth. Greater visibility means improved collaboration, which ultimately means better work and a healthier bottom line.

7- Competitiveness

Wish there was a simple step you could take to become more competitive? Moving to the cloud gives access to enterprise-class technology, for everyone. It also allows smaller businesses to act faster than big, established competitors. Pay-as-you-go service and cloud business applications mean small outfits can run and disrupt the market, while remaining lean and nimble.

8- Security

Lost laptops are a billion-dollar business problem. And potentially greater than the loss of an expensive piece of kit is the loss of the sensitive data inside it. Cloud computing gives you greater security when this happens. Because your data is stored in the cloud, you can access it no matter what happens to your machine. And you can even remotely wipe data from lost laptops so it doesn’t get into the wrong hands.

Cloud Security

9- Disaster recovery

Losing important business data can easily cause too much damage and prevent your company from reaching its utmost in productivity. The cloud exists in a remote geographical location, out of sight, and out of your hair. So, in case of a total or partial destruction in the production site, data can be fully recovered and production can easily be restarted. This gives you all the time you need to restore your production facilities while your business data remains unharmed.

10- Environmentally friendly

While the above points spell out the benefits of cloud computing for your business, moving to the cloud isn’t an entirely selfish act. The environment gets a little love too. When your cloud needs fluctuate, your server capacity scales up and down to fit. So you only use the energy you need and you don’t leave oversized carbon footprints. This is something close to our hearts at Ctelecoms, where we try our best to create sustainable solutions with minimal environmental impact.

Not moved to the cloud yet?

Any three of the above benefits would be enough to convince many businesses to move their business into the cloud. But when you add up all ten? It’s definitely approaching no-brainer territory.

If you feel ready for these advantages, and more, visit our Online Store now and enjoy a wide range of cost-effective cloud solutions (including Microsoft Office 365 Bundles, Data Availability & Backup, Mobility & Security and more...)

Fly to our online store today! Feel free to contact our team of experts and they will give you all the help you need to determine the most suitable cloud solution for your business in addition to our FREE Installation Services and support!

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