We are living in the era of digital transformation, which has dramatically transformed today’s businesses, different industry segments and markets have changed their attitude towards technology. Now, businesses expect great user experiences and powerful capabilities from technology, ability to pay for the things as and when needed and to enjoy the benefits of assets without bearing the burden of ownership.
But to become a digital enterprise, companies require some profound changes than a mere investment in the latest digital technologies. This digital disruption makes it necessary for enterprises to-
- Adopt innovation – Search for new business models, build capability and expand expertise.
- Evolve their operating model – Create valuable services by addressing evolving customer demands.
- Amplify their Go-To-Market (GTM) strategy – Establish and build the power of their brand through industry focus.
By 2020, 60% of Global 2000 companies will double their productivity by digitally transforming business processes from human-based to software-based delivery. -IDC.
So, to broaden business adoption and get managed and optimized deployments, more planning and a vision beyond the traditional set up is required. Thus, while making their IT spending decisions, businesses now are considering Cloud based solutions for their growth and for setting up new initiatives.
By 2020 “Cloud Shift” Will Affect More Than $1 Trillion in IT Spending – Gartner.
Cloud enables businesses to-
- Focus on delivering business innovation to increase revenues, margins, and deliver new products.
- Focus on providing business service capabilities through internal and external sources for service excellence.
- Focus on maintenance and operations to manage costs and risks.
IDC research indicates that the majority of CIOs have already adopted a “cloud-first” purchasing strategy, and that this movement towards the cloud is expected to continue. This doesn’t necessarily mean they will always purchase the cloud option, but they will always consider it first.
So, is it time for you to consider moving to cloud? We have mentioned some points below which hint that it’s time for a business to extend to the cloud. Walk through them attentively.
When you need to shift your focus from managing costs and risks to revenue, growth and business transformation
For businesses and startups who are willing to test new ideas, meeting high expenses, managing complexities of buying or owning physical servers and data center is the biggest problem.
But by moving to the cloud, you will be able to avoid expenses as it offers pay per use plans and resources that can be scaled as and when required. Also, you will save costs of maintaining IT equipment’s upgrades and support – as all is taken care of by the cloud service provider.
Moreover, you can innovate rapidly, without waiting for your computing infrastructure to get ready.
When your business demands improved collaboration
A good teamwork maximizes efficiency and enhances productivity of a business. But, managing a team is a difficult task and more difficult is to manage it off – premises. Locating files, tracking progress on assigned tasks, managing workflows are some of the common but tedious problems of any business.
But, cloud makes collaboration easy and immediate. Cloud collaboration tools like
Microsoft Office 365 enable employees to work together- organize online meetings; message instantly; store, edit, upload, share documents and files online; and track progress on the assigned tasks.
MDSC1 is the Office 365 assessment, deployment and migration pro and we help you move your business to cloud with our customized plans for all business sizes.
When your business needs anytime, anywhere access to your data
Today, in the fast-paced world, a business should remain available all the time, irrespective of the location, to survive the competition.
This requires access to the business resources or work materials, ability to work from anywhere, which is not possible with traditional solutions.
But, an extension to cloud will help you take your business in your pocket anywhere you go.
The advantage of a cloud solution like Office 365 is that you get instant access to your business files, secure access to all the applications, emails, calendar across all your devices.
Approving a document or scheduling a meeting during your child’s football match was never so easy, with cloud it is. Feel the change yourself!
When your business needs advanced and assured data security
Cyber- attacks are on the rise and the risks from them are increasingly daunting. So, you need to make formal plans to secure your data against the rising threats. For this reason,
cloud backup solutions are indispensable.
They backup your data offsite, automatically and ensure that your files are safe even if your business’s primary systems suffer due to any natural disaster, power outage or a human error. Cloud services are housed in the remote servers and have best security systems that always remain updated. MDSC1 offers affordable and secure Enterprise cloud backup-as- service with different plans and multiple features.
Data security via cloud. based enterprise mobility solutions keep your data secure on multiple devices and apps.
When you need to market your services faster
When there’s high competition in the market, you need to find ways to market your products and services faster. Azure Infrastructure as service (IaaS) model ensures speed and reliability to the applications and the demanding workloads. It eliminates the need to set up the infrastructure prior to developing and delivering applications. IaaS enables you to quickly scale up resources and respond to changing business conditions.
As an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider, MDSC1 houses, runs, and maintains all the necessary hardware and our customers pay only for the resources they use. We offer consulting, onboarding, migration and support services for Microsoft Azure.
So, to be competitive and thrive in this era of cloud, do get in touch with us today. We can help make your journey to the cloud easiest.
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