The fastest growing small and medium enterprises use the cloud as a method for solving the four main tasks of IT:
High capital costs
Lack of skills;
Scalability as the business grows;
Innovation as the business grows.
The results are positive. Surveys show that:
53% of small and medium enterprises using cloud technologies are more likely to receive revenue growth.
85% of enterprises believe that cloud technologies allow their business to scale and grow faster.
Organizations are discovering that cloud computing provides immediate access to the tools they need to digitally transform their business and improve customer service.
Many companies are still reluctant to move to the cloud, despite these advantages.
The reluctance to migrate is particularly noticeable in Western Canada, where we see that the introduction of cloud computing is about 25% less than in the rest of Canada.
So what is holding you back?
Security is indicated as the number one objection to Cloud for 49% of organizations (IDC 2017). Should you be worried? The security investments made by large cloud providers are significant and have created cloud platforms in which security breaches due to vendor errors are rare. In fact, the Cloud turned out to be more secure than most non-cloud environments.
A key detractor in the cloud for customers in Western Canada is the concern that the network connectivity will not be enough to provide the type of response time and security that end users are used to.
With the major public cloud providers located in eastern Canada, it’s clear that the connection must be well understood before connecting.
There are several network options to meet the needs of high bandwidth, security and cloud connectivity, including solutions based in Saskatchewan.
The availability of services, including response time and user downtime, is a problem due to the perceived loss of control over the computing environment.
To mitigate this problem, public cloud providers provide service levels for all their products with financial loans if they have not been reached.
Reliable cloud computing is such that high availability is constantly achieved.
In the worst case, organizations can additionally protect critical applications by setting them to automatically switch to alternative data centers if the data center in the cloud goes down.
There is a general consensus that services are more expensive in the cloud than in a non-cloud environment.
This often occurs when the comparison between the cloud and non-cloud platforms does not quite accurately reflect all the costs that make up the non-cloud infrastructure.
Taking into account all non-cloud costs in the table above, choosing a cloud reduces support and maintenance costs by almost 50%.
When making financial comparisons or ROI of cloud storage,
it is also important to consider the increase in revenue that will be obtained when obtaining digital conversion results using cloud services.
This may seem intimidating when trying to decide where to start. It’s best to start by consulting with a reliable partner with experience with cloud migrations.
Cloud migration requires skill and experience; Often, organizations that independently decide this transition find it difficult and time-consuming.
If you want to know where to start, but do not know where to start, stretch your hand and let’s drink some coffee.
We can discuss your specific needs and help determine the path for your organization to cover everything that the cloud has to offer.