Reasons SME’s are using Cloud based solutions
Every business has a few basic requirements that needs to be done, irrespective of its domain of work. From accounting related work like bookkeeping, invoicing, or email, VoIP, or project management, file sharing, data storage or time tracking any business needs these at some point of time. Modern days businesses have started using cloud based solutions to fulfill these requirements.
According to Gartner, the worldwide public cloud services market is projected to grow 18% in 2017 to total $246.8 billion, up from $209.2 billion in 2016.
“While some organizations are still figuring out where cloud actually fits in their overall IT strategy, an effort to cost optimize and bring forth the path to transformation holds strong promise and results for IT outsourcing (ITO) buyers,” said Sid Nag, research director at Gartner. “Organizations are pursuing strategies because of the multidimensional value of cloud services, including values such as agility, scalability, cost benefits, innovation and business growth. While all external-sourcing decisions will not result in a virtually automatic move to the cloud, buyers are looking to the ‘cloud first’ in their decisions, in support of time-to-value impact via speed of implementation.”
Here are some of the reasons why more organizations are shifting to cloud based solutions for their businesses:
- Increased Productivity
Cloud based solutions eliminates the hassles involved in install and maintaining an on-site hardware solutions. It also eliminates software installation, software patching and other miscellaneous IT management tasks. Giving the staff the a chance to better use their time on more important business tasks.
Cloud based solutions are designed with self-service and on demand services. For example, a massive amount of computing resources – more storage, computing power, bandwidth – can be provisioned or given to your organization in just minutes, with just a few clicks of the mouse. In a similar manner, lesser computing resources may be given to your organization upon request.
These provisioning and deprovisioning of computer resources in cloud based solutions collectively gives the “flexibility” – a process in which a cloud system adapts to the workload of your organization by provisioning or deprovisioning computing resources.
- Secure & Dependable
The best cloud computing services run on a worldwide network secure data centers, which use regularly upgraded, state-of-the-art computing hardware. This ensures continuous delivery of cloud based solutions.
Many cloud providers, including Microsoft Azure, offer as part of their data storage packages geo-replication – referring to the replication of your organization’s data within the same data center or to a second data center. Geo-replication protects your organization’s data and applications in case of hardware failures or other calamitous failures in the primary datacenter.
- Pricing options
Imagine the racks of servers to be bought, the IT team to manage the on-site datacenter and the 24/7 electricity for power and cooling the equipment. Hence it is not a cost effective option for small and medium-sized businesses to set up and manage one’s on-site datacenter. Cloud based solutions lessens the overall IT cost by removing the need to install an expensive hardware and software. Since cloud based solutions are flexible you are charged as per the plan you choose either per user or the parameter involved.
At GigeE, we help many businesses across Canada by providing them cloud based solutions for:
- Time Tracking
- File Sharing
- Data Storage
- Data Security
- Project Management
Call 888-366-4443 for more detailed information on our services.