Moving Your Office to the Cloud – The New Norm

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COVID may have been the catalyst for many businesses to accelerate their move to the cloud; but fast forward nearly one year and it looks like the work-from-home model is here to stay. Working from home brings a host of benefits that include better work-life balance, a positive impact on the environment, and not having to renew leases among others.

Currently, cloud computing is the most powerful tool when it comes to transforming businesses and digitalizing IT infrastructure. The cloud has enabled digitization through tools that allow workers to access files and data from virtually anywhere.

It turns out, that remote work is actually sustainable and does not affect productivity. The tools and technologies have proven to be useful in the most difficult of times.

Remote work has a slew of advantages for businesses and their workers. We’re listing the best benefits of work-from-home arrangements (from the business’s point of view).

Security

If done right, migrating to the cloud can be more traditional than traditional computer systems. Cloud companies have built their cloud infrastructure from the ground up with security as their primary criteria. This means that their cloud offerings were designed with security and privacy in mind. It comes as no surprise that nearly 94% of SMEs have noticed the higher security the cloud provides.

Since your data is in the cloud, it is easier to access it no matter where you or your team members are in the world. The cloud offers up-to-date security that traditional data centres simply can’t match. Most cloud providers offer built-in security features such as periodic updates, cross-enterprise visibility, security analytics.

Scalability

Making a switch to the cloud allows your company to scale up or down based on your immediate IT requirements and business goals. Any forward-thinking executive will know that plans are always in a flux. The IT solution you needed a few years ago is obsolete today. A key survival mechanism of businesses is to adapt to shifting customer demands at a moment’s notice.

The last thing anyone needs is being chained to assets and equipment that are too slow to respond to change. By comparison, the cloud lets you scale up at the push of a button – it’s very similar to plug-and-play technology, with the key exception of being much faster.

Cost

Moving to the cloud makes sense for anyone who wants to save money. The cloud solves pain points for businesses: i) significantly bolsters your IT processes and ii) reduces your costs. You only pay for what you use and no longer have to spend money on a resource you either don’t need or are too redundant. Better yet, businesses that have adopted work-from-home models no longer feel the need to renew their rent.

According to a study conducted by Global Workplace Analytics, a typical business can save nearly £8,000 per year for every employee who works from home.

Integration

The cloud allows businesses to seamlessly connect different technologies together and experience efficiency across the board for all their services. According to a survey from Frevvo, this renewed approach to integration allowed at least 59% of businesses to experience increased productivity.

Migrating to the cloud allows your business to respond dynamically to last-minute changes in demand.  As a result, your business can increase profitability and productivity by optimizing to scale up or down based on current demands.

Moving to the Cloud Made Easy

It’s time for businesses to embrace the cloud in order to digitize quickly and effectively.

At Marshall Info Tech, we can help your business migrate to the cloud. Our team of world-class engineers have experience in large enterprise security environments and are committed to helping you every step of the way.

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