The cloud already helps businesses in a million different ways, but what do you need it for?
Having access to so much data is a great thing, but you also need to work out where to keep it. While your new digital knowledge will take up less space than the physical documents you’re probably more used to, it’s still crucial to arrange a robust storage solution. If anything, the heightened security risks that come with going paperless should make this a priority.
With this in mind, many companies are turning to the cloud, and with so many benefits on offer, it really is no wonder. To make sure you’re getting the most out of your decision to harness the cloud’s power, you must bear a couple of things in mind.
Before anything, consider what it is that you want to achieve. The cloud’s popularity alone drives many firms to consider it just out of a desire to keep up, but more thought needs to go into the process.
If you simply want to archive and back up the huge amounts of data you’re generating, it may not be necessary to invest huge amounts of money in an all-singing, all-dancing bespoke solution – just because a system costs more, it’s not necessarily going to be more useful to your organisation.
If, on the other hand, you’re really hoping to boost productivity across the workforce, the main focus should be performance. At this point, a number of questions must be answered: how powerful is this new solution and will it take pressure off existing infrastructure? It might be worth moving critical applications to the cloud, instead of just migrating data.
Yes, it’s likely to cost more initially but the savings and innovation potential are likely to justify the extra spending
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