Nobody likes moving. It’s a long, arduous process. You’re constantly running out of mustache duct tape. And, there’s nothing quite like hauling boxes down flights of stairs in the height of summer when the air conditioner isn’t working (I don’t want to talk about it).
Fortunately, moving to the cloud is not nearly as painful as moving to a new house, apartment, tiny house…you get the idea. Especially when you have experts to help you with your cloud migration. And, you can bet your competitors have already made the move or will soon.
In fact, worldwide spending on public cloud services is projected to grow at a 19.4% compound annual growth rate from nearly $70 billion in 2015 to more than $141 billion in 2019.
Many organizations are slow to adopt the cloud because they’re scared it will be too much of a hassle. But, by not moving to the cloud, you risk falling behind the competition and miss out on time and cost savings opportunities.
Still think the cloud isn’t your cup of tea? Here are 4 signs that your cloud migration is way overdue:
1. Costly Maintenance
If you think nonstop maintenance is sexy, well, more power to you. Constantly maintaining on-site data centers requires a significant investment of time and money. And, if you’re working with a limited IT department, your team members may be stretched to their limits.
If you’re feeling the burden of system maintenance expenses, consider a cloud migration. Cloud services will eliminate the costs of maintaining and upgrading an on-site data center. Not to mention, you’ll free up time for your IT staff to focus on improving efficiency or implementing new technology.
2. Scattered Data
Is your data all over the place? Do you spend more time searching for data than actually using it? Hard-to-find data is a surefire sign that it’s time to move to the cloud. Cloud solutions offer real-time access to your data. You can pull up business-critical data anywhere, anytime. You can adopt the mobile solutions your company needs to thrive in a digital era.
3. Sluggish Progress
You can hire gung-ho employees. You can develop bulletproof marketing strategies. But, if you don’t have the right IT or cloud solution, a solution that can keep pace with evolving business goals, keeping pace with competition can be a challenge.
An efficient, scalable cloud infrastructure will accommodate your growing data needs. You can quickly and easily add more users, data or applications. And, you don’t have to worry about investing in more servers or hardware.
4. Imminent Data Loss
Have you taken the time to develop a backup recovery plan? Is your data protected against numerous security vulnerabilities? With a legacy system, you might not have the money (or the time) to invest in or religiously test your backup and recovery devices. But, without safeguards in place, a data loss could be right around the bend.
Many cloud services providers offer backup and recovery services as a part of your subscription. They can streamline the data backup and recovery process, ensuring your data remains safe and sound no matter what.
Could your business benefit from a significant boost in productivity, scalability and agility? Learn about more ways the cloud improves IT efficiency by downloading our guide 9 Ways to Improve Your IT Efficiency with Cloud Services below.