Should you move your business to the cloud?

06 Mar 2013
by meagancleary
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Wondering if you should move your business to the cloud? Here are 7 indications that cloud computing is right for you:

1 DOES YOUR BUSINESS HAVE AGING EQUIPMENT?

Recently, the state of Kansas has been completely unable to process requests for several days at DMV offices statewide. The culprit? Their eight-year-old in-house servers finally crashed. Had they moved their operations into the cloud, they could have avoided the costly meltdown—most cloud providers include upgrades in the hosting cost.
2 ARE THERE SEASONAL SWINGS THAT AFFECT YOUR NETWORK’S CAPACITY?

The cloud can be scaled up or down to meet your network needs, even if you boom during the holidays and slow down during the summer months. This means no more system overloads or purchasing equipment with a workload capacity you only need once a year.
3 DO YOU EXPECT YOUR BUSINESS TO GROW MORE THAN 10 PERCENT THIS YEAR OR NEXT?

Your cloud grows with you, enabling you to easily add employees, locations, or applications as you need them. Plus, moving to the cloud frees up the time you spend on IT so you can focus on other elements of your business—like growing profits.
4 ARE YOU TESTING NEW GEOGRAPHIES OR OPENING NEW LOCATIONS?

You’ll need to make your applications and tools available in all locations for employees to work as needed. What better way than anytime, anywhere access to your business’ applications in the cloud?

5 HOW MUCH OF YOUR STAFF WORKS FROM HOME OR FROM THE ROAD?

If your business requires travel or if you allow your staff to work from home, the cloud offers an ideal secure solution for working outside of the traditional office. All you need is internet access to tap into your remote office.

6 ARE YOU LOOKING FOR WAYS TO FREE UP CASH FOR YOUR BUSINESS?

The numbers out there are true—cloud services can save your business a pile of money by eliminating your expenditures for hardware and software. Our customers regularly record as much as 58 percent in savings over three years.

7 IS YOUR BUSINESS A STARTUP?

The cloud eliminates a large portion of a company’s initial investments in technology infrastructure, plus you know it’s done right and managed appropriately from the start.
If you answered yes to any of these questions, there’s a good chance your business is right for the cloud.

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