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The Benefits of Cloud Computing For Your Business

With typical organisations spending over 30% of their annual IT budget on their IT infrastructure, those using cloud computing benefit from up to a 20% savings in the IT budget. This does not include a significant savings in their energy consumption as well. 

These savings can be allocated to higher-value activities within the business.

But that’s not all.

Cloud computing allows businesses to be more flexible and deliver better customer service.

In this blog post, we’ll review the four key benefits driving businesses to migrate to the cloud. And we will also explore how doing so can help your business gain a competitive advantage.

What is Cloud computing

Cloud computing refers to the practice of storing and accessing applications, tools and data over the Internet instead of storing and accessing them through local servers or personal computers. 

Cloud computing has become such a key component of the IT industry that in 2022, over 94% of businesses were using some sort of cloud computing services.

This technology has truly revolutionized the way businesses manage and process data, collaborate, and innovate.

Microsoft Azure emerges as a clear winner when it comes to big companies, with 95% of Fortune 500 companies using Azure cloud computing services. 

Here are 4 key benefits of migrating your data and applications to Microsoft Azure Cloud.

he 4 Key Benefits Of Moving To Microsoft Azure Cloud 

1. Scalability and Flexibility

Cloud computing offers unparalleled scalability and flexibility for businesses.

Indeed, with the ability to easily scale operations up or down based on demand, businesses can adjust based on fluctuating workloads.

On-demand resource allocation ensures that they have access to the necessary computing power and storage when they need it, allowing them to adapt quickly to changing market conditions.

And this means that they can seize opportunities, expand their operations, and meet customer needs efficiently.

2. Cost Efficiency

Cost efficiency is another benefit of cloud computing.

By moving to the cloud, businesses eliminate the need for upfront investments in hardware and infrastructure, including ongoing maintenance and the need for a climate-controlled room.

All they need to do is subscribe to Microsoft Azure on a pay-as-you-go basis and access their computing resources whenever they need them.

The reduced hardware costs and streamlined operations Microsoft Azure enables contributes to significant savings for businesses.

3. Enhanced Security

With over 85% of Canadian organizations exposed to cyber attacks in 2022, cyber security has become a key concern for companies.

Now, the great thing about cloud computing platforms like Microsoft Azure is that they are designed to address these concerns comprehensively. 

Microsoft Azure offers robust security measures, including the following:

  • Data encryption
  • Backups
  • Disaster recovery capabilities

The company invests heavily in maintaining top-tier security standards. And this allows Microsoft Azure to provide businesses with a secure environment for their applications, collaborative tools and data.

4. Improved Collaboration and Accessibility

Cloud computing enhances collaboration and accessibility for companies.

That’s because centralizing data storage and offering real-time document sharing allows cloud platforms to foster seamless collaboration among teams.

For instance, remote resource access enables employees to work from anywhere, enhancing productivity and flexibility.

And in the age of remote working, this enables B2B companies to leverage cloud-based tools and services to streamline their workflows, improve communication, and deliver better customer and employee experiences.

Present, a Trusted Microsoft Partner

As a Microsoft Gold Partner, our team of experts can deploy a wide range of Microsoft Azure services to enhance your cybersecurity. 

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