Cloud Technology is an integral part of the IT strategy and frameworks for 82% of the organisations around the world according to Cloud Sherpas’s 2015 Enterprise Cloud Report . So, why are businesses moving to cloud? Let’s discuss about the major drivers for businesses moving to the cloud
- Reduction of Capital Expenditure
According to a 2015 Cloud Enterprise report 52% of organisations have registered business growth after cloud adoption. Cloud makes your applications and systems more available, reduces your capital expenditure involved in procuring infrastructural hardware and maintaining the inventory at a level that it can meet demand spikes. Given the limited lifespan of this hardware, it has to be changed periodically thereby compounding the costs to the company. Moving to pay as you go model has helped industries save a good amount and invest it in resources directly linked to business growth. It also helps companies get over lack of resources like lack of required systems availability, personnel or expertise.
- Higher Efficiency
According to a 2015 Cloud Enterprise report, almost 71% of the organisations have stated that efficiency is the key motivator for moving to cloud. Cloud helps you in optimisation of resources, streamline the workflows and negate the unnecessary steps for enhancement of productivity. Cloud enables strong collaboration, project and customer management, thereby raising the efficiency of the entire organisation and enriching the user experience.
- Improved Business Agility
Business agility refers to faster delivery of products with changing customer demands. Cloud provides you the ability to automatically scale up and down your infrastructure with demand and hence you are able to respond with better products in a faster manner. The solutions are more easily tested on cloud than on-premise. Your IT team is freed from the time it was involved in traditional on-premise application tasks and hence they can focus on quicker delivery. Many organisations like Leisure, retail and entertainment conducts seasonal events or campaigns. Cloud helps them to scale up their resources for meeting the demands of such times.
- Lowered Operating Costs
Moving to cloud allows you the opportunity to optimise your daily business operations. With in-built provisioning and automation, pre-emptive incident management is possible. The cost involved in query solving, procurement process and set up is greatly reduced. The cost of maintenance, producing upgrades, security patches and others become the responsibility of the cloud provider. Hence, your investment in such activities goes down.
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- Cutting- Edge Security
Cloud providers invest huge in creating impenetrable security for their clients. Regular security updates are provided and timely upgradation and security patches are employed. The cutting-edge security tools and technologies ensure that you have higher threat intelligence and is much better than on-premise security standards.