Is Your Business Ready for the Cloud?

Is Your Business Ready for the Cloud?

It is more than likely that your business is already using cloud services, whether it is an email service, website hosting or offsite backup. Those services are only the tip of the cloud — the options can be endless (and sometimes confusing). How can you tell if your business is ready to make a bigger leap to the cloud?

You have a hard time budgeting for technology expenses
The cloud takes the guess work out of technology expenses. It is a fact that the cloud reduces technology expenses and makes them more predictable. You only pay for what you need. This also means easily scaling up and down as necessary.

You have digital assets to protect
Primary and secondary data centers and redundancy plans work to keep your business’ information and applications available and secure. Cloud data center backup and storage also ensures business continuity.

You struggle with managing your technology infrastructure
In-house IT departments often struggle to stay on top of the latest best practices and regular maintenance — they spend most of their time putting out fires. The cloud eliminates mundane maintenance tasks and frees your IT resources and staff to focus on getting better productivity and performance out of your infrastructure.

You can’t keep pace with changes in technology
New software, security updates, or hardware changes can all be provided by the cloud at a much faster rate than most in-house IT departments could hope to achieve. It is the cloud provider’s job to stay on top of the latest technologies, not your job. Cutting edge technology is part of the deal when you use a cloud service.

You spend too much time dealing with technology
A cloud computing infrastructure frees your time, allowing you to focus on your core business. Leave the headaches to someone else. Eventually, your technology can become so efficient, you get to the point where you use technology to advance overall company goals. And that gives your business a distinct advantage.

ACE IT Solutions can help you decide which cloud services have the most benefit for your business. Contact us at 908-704-0400.