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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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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The right use of technology addresses business challenges and drives business growth in all areas of an enterprise. We hope this blog will offer insight into developing strategies and tactics to enable you to identify those key drivers of growth and keep pace with and anticipate the rapid technology change of today.