Businesses around the world are rushing toward cloud adoption.
Here are the top reasons why:
- Cloud-based apps are here to stay
- Security is no longer a top concern
- Adoption happens at your own pace
- Employees still use the tools they're familiar with
- Added benefits like scalability
The cloud offers several benefits to any size business. The cloud eliminates the need to maintain and upgrade physical servers through software as a service (SaaS) in the form of your favourite applications. Here are 5 great reasons your business can benefit from the cloud.
1. Cloud-based apps are here to stay
The cloud is not going away anytime soon due to its growing use and popularity. The cloud market is expected to reach over $500 billion by 2020. Nearly two thirds of all businesses have reported to use at least one cloud-based application in 2015.
2. Security is no longer a top concern
Even though data security was one of the cloud’s downfalls when it was first implemented, cloud services are now safer than on-premises solutions. Every cloud provider offers a certain level of security to protect your data and their servers from being hacked.
3. Adoption happens at your own pace
You don’t have to migrate your entire business to the cloud all at once. First, it is not feasible to move everything to the cloud quickly. You can phase cloud implementation over time through a hybrid cloud approach. For a short period of time, you could have a combination of on-premises and private cloud services until your company can completely cutover.
4. Employees still use the tools they’re familiar with
Office 365 offers the complete suite of Office your employees are already familiar with. The only difference is all your company data will be hosted in the cloud. Several other software vendors have cloud versions of their on-premises solutions as well.
5. Added benefits like scalability
With on-premises solutions, you must build your infrastructure around the size of your business and adjust as necessary. This means you must buy additional storage space, servers, etc. With cloud computing, you simply add more users to your service and request more storage space.