The widespread migration to cloud computing has been one of the most significant tech trends ever and has continued to accelerate over the past few years.
The COVID-19 pandemic has only accelerated this inevitable trajectory as more and more workplaces implement remote or virtual processes and collaboration. According to a recent study by Gartner, almost 70% of organizations using cloud services today plan to increase their cloud spending in the wake of workplace disruption caused by COVID-19.
The cloud revolution has shown no signs of slowing over the next few years. As reported by the Business Insider earlier this year, Gartner’s Research VP Sid Nag foretold that 85% of enterprises will adopt a cloud-first principle by 2025.
Surely with so much momentum, there must be a solid rationale behind why companies have flocked to the cloud en masse. As your resident experts in cloud migration services, we broke down some of the top reasons that more and more enterprises are making the leap.
1. Cloud migration saves costs and boosts profit.
For many companies, the top line is everything, so slashed costs rank high in priority for enterprises migrating to the cloud.
Outside of any migration costs up front, cloud migration saves on operational expenses in the long run in a few ways: For one, it eliminates the price tag associated with traditional applications, licenses and other hardware and software infrastructure.
It also saves on expenses for maintaining internal systems, physical repairs and IT support. In 2020, Hosting Tribunal reported that small and medium businesses on average spent 36% less on IT after switching to cloud computing, while a recent study by Office Insight reported that 80% of IT professionals have reported saving on costs through a cloud approach.
By optimizing to scale up or down and using only the resources you need, cloud computing ultimately boosts your overall profitability and productivity in a significant way.
2. Cloud migration improves efficiency and performance.
Cloud migration simplifies your manual processes by removing premise-based applications, servers and hardware from the equation. Recent data collected by Salesforce shows that, once integrated, 51% of employees have found that emerging technologies like cloud computing save both time and effort.
Through process optimization, cloud migration eliminates costly manual work as well as potential errors and kinks in your communication flow that may be costing your company time and money.
3. Cloud migration adds security and reduces risk.
Through cloud computing, you can access data no matter what happens to your hardware due to its location within the cloud. Your older infrastructure also may not be able to support application upgrades or maintenance, which puts your data at risk if your machinery fails (and also drives up maintenance costs).
Cloud computing ensures that your data is secure with the latest software versions, which includes critical updates and security patches.
4. Cloud migration offers connectivity and accessibility.
Cloud computing allows employees to access and collaborate from any time, anywhere. Especially in a post-COVID work world, this aspect is crucial in allowing remote employees to connect virtually, whether it’s to meet with colleagues or to access documents and email from remote locations.
Cloud migration overall opens up opportunities for your business to expand easily to other locations while meeting operational needs.
5. Cloud migration creates potential for innovation and scaling.
Cloud services are easy to scale instantly alongside the growth of a company and its processes. This attribute allows businesses to increase or decrease resources easily to match evolving company demands. By contrast, the demands of upgrading and acquiring new hardware and network infrastructure can cost your business time, labor and money.
Cloud services will also scale in tandem with your business’s growth if you’re interested in innovative solutions such as artificial intelligence and machine learning.
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John Marney is a Consulting Manager in 27Global’s Kansas City office. Founded in 2008, 27Global designs, builds and operates technology solutions for businesses of all sizes. The perfect pairing of a local leadership with offshore pricing, 27Global has the business acumen to understand your vision and the expertise to build your technology solution. To learn more, visit 27Global.com or connect with us on LinkedIn and Twitter.