Now your business is somewhere on this cloud migration path as well. Evaluating the possibility of moving some of its applications and data. It makes sense. Only purchase what you need, scale as you grow, no new servers to buy or maintain. However not every business will move at the same pace. Some will keep an on-premise server for applications and maybe just move email. Others will move everything to a hosted environment, including their phone services, right away.
You could save money, depends on your company size. In any case more or less – it is savings.
SaaS provides IT a greater opportunity to deliver real business value to the organization through lower predictable costs and an increased ability to focus on innovation and differentiation. Instead of installing, maintaining and updating hardware and software, IT can simply access applications with enterprise-grade availability, performance and security via the cloud.
2. Disaster recovery
Cloud-based disaster recovery is here! The OXON Tech platform, delivers cloud-based business continuity and disaster recovery (DR) services that enable businesses of all sizes to protect production applications. With services delivered both to the cloud and in the cloud, OXON Tech allows you to replace your primary and secondary data centres and benefit from cloud automation and flexibility, whilst retaining solid DR assurance.
3. Automatic software updates
The beauty of cloud computing is that the servers are off-premise, out of sight and out of your hair. Suppliers 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 free to focus on the things that matter, like growing your business.
4. Capital-expenditure Free
Use your limited budget to its fullest. Pay-as-you-go and only for what you need. While your budget may be thin, a cloud contact center can maximize it AND get your team the updated technology they need. You’ll have a system that’s more affordable to implement and maintain than traditional on premise technology.
5. Increased collaboration
When your teams can access, edit and share documents anytime, from anywhere, they’re able to do more together, and do it better. Cloud-based workflow and file sharing apps help them make updates in real time and gives them full visibility of their collaborations.
6. Work from anywhere
With cloud computing, if you’ve got an internet connection you can be at work. 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 hit. One study reported that 42% of workers would swap a portion of their pay for the ability to telecommute. On average they’d be willing to take a 6% pay cut.
You can access all reports by one click. As well in meetings you can arrange email, so you could get straight to the point how your business did last day/week or month. Management can easily gain strength and motivate necessary staff to do better.
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.
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 with the big boys, and disrupt the market, while remaining lean and nimble.
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.