Why Some Companies Lead Enterprise Cloud Adoption…and Why Some Lag Behind
Sometimes you may feel like other businesses are ahead of the game by migrating to the cloud, but you’re not completely convinced of the benefits. Maybe it’s not clear why switching to cloud-based services is any better than continuing business as usual.
Simply put, businesses who adopt cloud technologies have a different mindset that helps them leverage technology so they can develop a more robust and profitable business. Cloud enables companies to move faster, increases agility and can dramatically improve business intelligence and analytics.
Here’s why the companies that lead in cloud adoption are better off for it, while others lag woefully behind.
They recognize the significant cost savings
It’s understandable that businesses are always looking for ways to not only make more money, but reduce costs as well.
If you’re one of those businesses, migrating your workloads to the cloud makes perfect sense. You only pay for the resources you use, and you don’t have to worry about the extra maintenance and support costs that come with internal systems. Cloud providers handle all the operational work for you, and over the lifetime of a business, the subscription-based service will yield significant savings.
Conversely, with internal systems, you’ll be taking on the additional costs of backups, upgrades, support and emergencies.
They know how valuable scalability is
If you need to scale your business (and that means handling more data), you’ll need to figure out how many more resources you’ll need and then invest in more infrastructure.
Forward-thinking businesses know that Cloud Computing allows them to scale services easily, and react in real-time to changes in the market and their business. Migrating to the cloud means you don’t need significant planning for infrastructure that you may or may not use.
They believe in having the best to perform the best
When you migrate your workloads to the cloud, employees have more time to spend on activities that have immediate results rather than getting bogged down by operational issues. When there is greater productivity on the employee side, it provides a great value to your customers and even greater value to your overall business.
They want the best security
Public cloud services have received an unwarranted reputation that they are somehow less secure than onsite servers. But even those onsite servers need to be monitored regularly, patched and maintained from online threats, and if you don’t have an expert on hand, holes in security can be easily exploited.
If you migrate to the cloud, you’re in great hands. Cloud providers have cyber security experts on call, frequently audit their servers for potential threats, and have physical barriers including barbed wire and 24 hour surveillance.