In this technologically-driven business world, flexibility and adaptability are what helps to drive and define successful enterprises whether its the ability to quickly set up a new international office, or move employees between offices fluidly. Even more common, the ability to respond to fluctuating financial demands – reducing or increasing your infrastructure, efficiently and effectively. Companies with on-site IT services are logistically saddled with hard assets that truthfully cannot keep up with the ever-evolving world of technology.
Cloud computing can provide this adaptable infrastructure, giving organizations unlimited flexibility and ensures they can remain on the leading edge of a dynamic environment. Integrated IT service providers absorb all the capital asset expense and management that is necessary to deliver the service at any scale needed. Businesses can be confident that these providers are experts in developing and deploying the cloud IT services, giving your infrastructure access to new features and technologies.
Benefits of the Cloud
One of the most overlooked benefits of cloud computing is business continuity. Most organizations completely overlook this often until it is too late, and disaster has struck. For every minute a company is offline, the possibility of damage to existing and potential customer relationships rises. Whether this is due to a critical IT service like communications or data access being down, customers can and will take their business to another vendor if they cannot be guaranteed service.
With an integrated cloud IT services, organizations become more stable against “local” impacting events such as weather phenomenon’s like tornadoes, snowstorms, or hurricanes, or other disasters such as fires or power outages. These can impact a local office location but it does not affect the global enterprise cloud services from being delivered in a safe and secure cloud infrastructure. Most cloud services can be accessed from multiple devices, so even employees and offices impacted typically can continue to access their service. Cloud services allow your business to maintain continuity, regardless of where your employees are located and what local events can cause disruption.
The most important benefit to cloud computing is the ability to focus on your business and not the IT infrastructure. In order to be a real mover and shaker in today’s business world, you have to have focus and a mastery of your field. This expertise is what customers are willing to pay for – the value in your business. For the vast majority of companies, IT infrastructure is not their master trade, and in some cases can even be a hindrance to their ability to focus. So much of today’s day to day business is reliant on IT services, which can make this burden stand out.
By outsourcing your IT services to a cloud service provider, you shift this distraction into the hands of industry experts, whose expertise is to develop and deliver IT services. What was once a hindrance, suddenly becomes a way for you to sit back and enjoy the benefits.