The Benefits of Using the Cloud for Your Workplace
While the concept of the cloud has been around since the dawn of the internet, it’s only in more recent years that it’s truly shaped our digital landscape.
The average person uses 36 cloud-based services every day which may at first seem unrealistic until you consider that things like Office 365, Microsoft Teams, and LinkedIn are all cloud applications.
While many of us have found ourselves using these applications in everyday workplace duties, there are still many businesses that are yet to fully realise the benefits of migrating either partially or fully to the cloud.
If you’re on the fence about it, we’ve outlined below the four key areas where a full, or even partial, cloud migration can help your business.
Productivity Without Physical Barriers
As 2020 has taught us, the ability to work and collaborate remotely and realise business continuity is imperative to a business’ operations.
The cloud gives teams the opportunity to communicate, access important information, and continue their duties without (or with little) disruption.
Whether you fully migrate to the cloud or implement a hybrid model, having access to cloud applications means business productivity and sales will be less impacted by physical barriers.
It allows not only remote working but also increased access to skilled workers and the ability for eased international growth. Cloud computing allows individuals and teams to access essential data from other countries in real-time, all while maintaining the required level of security.
Reduction in Unnecessary Costs
Research conducted by Multisoft has shown that it can be up to 40 times more cost-effective for small to medium businesses to use cloud computing than running an in-house IT system.
This is due to a number of reasons, the first being that most cloud providers offer pay-as-you-go subscriptions meaning costs are spread out over time and become operating expenses.
Comparatively, traditional in-house methods can involve a large capital expense and lock-in contracts. Cloud hosts typically also offer usage-based pricing models, meaning you can potentially reduce costs when features or storage space is no longer needed.
If you’re worried about migrating due to the costs involved, Deployus can design a custom solution to fit all your requirements. This may involve remaining on-premises, going hybrid, or using the cloud fully.
More Time For Your Internal Team and Increased Security
With the help of the Deployus team, an organisation can be presented with an ideal cloud solution for their day-to-day operations. This often involves determining the organisation’s infrastructural needs going forward.
On top of utilising the virtual server space, network connections and bandwidth that come with such an arrangement, a client can depend on us for any maintenance and upgrades required.
This not only results in a reduction in costs on your organisation’s side but also frees up your internal team, leaving them with more time to focus on other tasks. Clients can also benefit from a round-the-clock monitoring program and a 24-hour help desk
For businesses practising remote working, you can look further into endpoint protection to make connections to workplace networks by remote devices more secure.
Our solutions also cover email security and SD-WAN, harnessing the power of Next Generation Firewalls, centralised logging and correlation technologies to secure business networks and the data transmitted across them.
Deployus understands that the threats to business networks are always evolving and constantly assesses its services to ensure that there are no vulnerabilities to any new types of threats.
Cloud computing is instrumental in improving a business’ data recovery process. It allows data to be stored off-site in a secure format, with teams who are dedicated to keeping it safe.
Research by RapidScale shows that 20% of cloud users are able to recover from a site disaster in four hours or less, while only 9% of non-cloud users are able to say the same.
This reduction in downtime means less impact on productivity and sales. It is important to note the backup retention of cloud based systems and also ensure third party backups are implemented where retention does not match business objectives.
Our recent blog article further details how cloud computing can form the base of your data recovery process and help prevent total data loss and long periods of downtime.