The main focus of firms in most sectors these days is finding new ways to be more productive. Whether this is the financial industry, healthcare, architecture, or legal services, every enterprise wants to stay on top of their business game as a way of staying competitive and generating the turnover that suffices their revenue targets. Technology has always lied at the core of these changes and provided the main tools to improve the capabilities of companies whilst boosting their efficiency as well as profitability.
Before the advent of the cloud, business executives could only re-evaluate and improve the performance of their hardware infrastructure, network capabilities, or core applications. Now, all of these constituents can be addressed by the cloud as a single platform, which deploys all functions remotely to customers over the internet. This innovation eliminates many responsibilities from firms that are not in the IT sector as it makes their operations simpler, more streamlined, and highly efficient. Companies across all industries are already convinced by the benefits of the cloud by looking at their marketplace and how their competition has gained an edge with the help of cloud computing and managed services such as DaaS. However, the main question of when to transition and what is the most favorable time in terms of cost efficiencies and practicality still remains.
Migrating to the cloud is always a good idea from a cost and productivity perspective but it makes even more sense logistically in the following business scenarios.
Firms replacing old hardware
We often get customers with inquiries before the point of buying or replacing old hardware. The new investment cycle varies between different firms based on their usage frequency and fleet quality but it generally takes up to 4 years before PCs get outdated, compared to 6 years for servers on-premises. When firms are limited by their capital spending allowances, they often turn to the cloud as a more affordable and flexible solution, which also provides countless other benefits to employers and employees working remotely from their portable devices.
Your firm is expanding operations
This is also another very common case scenario for companies looking to migrate to the cloud. When a firm is growing and the current infrastructure does not cater to the ever-increasing needs of the staff or their customers, the cloud sounds like a more lucrative alternative than increasing the existing capacity of servers, PCs, licenses, and recurring maintenance of that infrastructure.
You are moving to new office premises
Companies that are moving to a new office or a building often always look into the cloud as part of their renovation project. Upgrading the IT of a legal, architectural, or financial services firm is no more hassle than physically moving staff and equipment from one location to another. Instead of setting up new or old infrastructure following the move, firms often prefer to minimize the downtime by getting their cloud desktop solutions up and running in advance. This also allows the workforce to be more mobile and save time from having to deal with manual configurations in a new physical location.
Security or Disaster Recovery
A big percentage of the firms that choose to migrate their data to the cloud and use a provider for deploying their applications and desktops is taken by firms that need a comprehensive disaster recovery strategy, taking into consideration their data storage and systems security as a whole. The cloud presents a more secure and efficient way for companies to operate remotely by using private and public networks instead of browsing from unprotected devices. Sometimes the clients of certain firms demand that certain security standards are met, which cloud solutions as DaaS comply with easily and painlessly.
If your firm is thinking of moving to the cloud and you want to make an inquiry with questions regarding DaaS for your business model, do not hesitate to contact us!