More Effective Scalability
Traditionally, if you wanted to scale up, you had to invest in more servers. Many organizations would invest ahead of time and wait years before they had to use these resources when that money could have been used for initiatives with much quicker returns.
With cloud computing, though, scaling is simply a matter of contacting your provider to expand storage or provide the additional features you need. It will take a few minutes for you to gain access to what you need to expand your business without investing a fortune in hardware.
Storing data in the cloud is far safer than having it on your premises. First of all, your provider specializes in cloud computing, meaning that they will keep your data safe. They have far more experience than you in such matters.
While you can certainly have your own outstanding security team, if this isn’t your core business, it shouldn’t be investing in data security.
As previously stated, migrating to the cloud results in increased flexibility, which means that your employees can work remotely. However, what you might not realize is that working remotely has been shown to increase productivity significantly.
When companies like Dow Chemical, British Telecom, and Best Buy shifted to the cloud, they discovered that remote workers were up to 40% more productive than their counterparts. Furthermore, Sun Microsystems discovered that 60% of the time employees would normally spend commuting was used to perform work for the company.
This increase in productivity is owed to fewer distractions and interruptions, reduced travel time, lower stress levels, and a decrease in the number of sick days taken.
Companies in the IT sector, for example, are so happy with the results that they plan to boost the number of remote workers they have. Dell, for example, has 25% of employees working remotely, but the plan is to increase this figure by 2020 to 50%.
Migrating to the cloud will positively impact your bottom line by helping to cut costs, which is certainly a great reason to make the shift. However, the flexibility, scalability, and boost in productivity will have even further-reaching benefits that can’t be ignored.