Cloud services have exploded in popularity in the last decade, and for a good reason. Making the switch to a cloud-based environment comes with significant benefits, including cost savings, reliability, flexibility, and improved collaboration. If you are thinking of moving your business to a managed IT service in the cloud, here are five reasons why you should let RTC Business Solutions help you make the switch.
Avoid hiring an entire IT staff to purchase and maintain an on-premise data center.
With cloud computing and managed IT services from RTC Business Solutions, you save by paying for what you need, and nothing more.
Rates for cloud service providers are typically based on the features, storage, and number of users. These packages are flexible and often subscription-based, so you can pick the option that works best for your company’s needs and budget.
The mobility offered by cloud services make it easy to get your work done anywhere. As long as you have an internet connection, you’ll never have to worry about missing an email or losing a file.
By leveraging cloud services technology, you can empower employees to work where they’re most productive. Employees can work from anywhere while having all the connectivity of the office.
Before cloud computing, businesses would typically be forced to purchase more hardware and equipment when faced with growth and expansion. This type of incremental asset management would usually lead to businesses paying for more than what they actually used. It may take a business five years to use their new equipment at its full capacity.
On the other hand, scaling up cloud computing services is easy. Business pay for exactly what they need – no more, no less. And when you need to add more users, more features, or more storage, you can quickly add them without deploying any new hardware.
On-premise data centers are frequent targets of security breaches; the cloud is a much safer environment. A breach in security at an on-premises facility can be a disaster to clean up. Tracking down how a hacker or virus made it into your system can be tedious and time-consuming. Stolen equipment can take months to recover, and customer information can end up in the wrong hands.
However, in a cloud environment, your data is always being monitored. If your hardware is stolen, you can easily move or delete sensitive data remotely. Additionally, with IT managed services, your cloud service provider can assist with any necessary data migration or recovery in the event of a disaster.
Cloud computing makes backing up and restoring your data efficient and easy. Whether it’s a natural disaster, stolen equipment, or data corruption, backing up your data protects your business from costly down time and data loss. Some companies choose to have only local backups of their data stored on-site. However, a copy of data should be kept both locally and in the cloud. Using cloud services to keep a database backup ensures there is always a “most recent” version of your work available. This way, wherever there is an internet connection, there’s a backup available.
Having a backup of your data in the cloud ensures your IT infrastructure is stable and secure. When disaster strikes, the local backup may also be affected. However, if there is a copy of the backup stored in the cloud, the system can typically be restored quickly and easily. This is why it is so important to have a data backup stored off-site in the cloud.
The Cloud is the Future of Business.
The advantages of moving to the cloud are numerous. By making this change, you can cut costs, easily scale IT infrastructure , and increase data security and stability. For help in making this change, or for more information on cloud services, contact RTC Business Solutions today.