Cloud computing has been around for several years, and the adoption of cloud service for business continues to ramp up. How will you know when it’s time for your business to consider the cloud for your IT workloads? Here are some moments you should consider a switch.
Increasing Mobile Workforce
The mobility revolution continues to trend upwards. What does this mean for you? Workers can now become more productive, using a variety of devices, from anywhere in the world. Bandwidth demands, from a larger workforce which accesses your infrastructure may get to a point where it becomes taxing (download speeds). This is where it makes sense to have at least part of your IT infrastructure in the cloud (hybrid).
Aging out of On-Premises Equipment
It’s hard to justify moving workloads to the cloud when on-premises equipment is still in good working order. As on-premises equipment reaches its end of life however, many companies leverage this opportunity to initiate deploying some workloads in the cloud as a test of the environment. Many financial and legal firms look to the cloud to store several years of data (compliance reasons).
Company Growth – Especially New Offices
If a company is in an aggressive growth cycle, or expects to be, cloud-based infrastructure can provide scalable solutions that remain unparalleled. Eliminating the need to replace or upgrade on-premise infrastructure if the company begins outpacing the capabilities of current infrastructure.
Any decision regarding your infrastructure needs to be made with careful consideration and appropriate research. Clare Computer Solutions can assess your company’s desires and formulate a strategy that fits your business. We can also help you monitor, maintain and manage your entire IT infrastructure – on-premises, in the cloud, or both!
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