Advantages of moving to the cloud

Advantages of moving to the cloud

Pavan Rongali

Technical Specialist at Harvey Norman Technology for Business

1. Control costs

The conventional high running costs of IT are eliminated by cloud infrastructure, software, and services. Customers pay for the service on a monthly subscription basis. You can eliminate your maintenance costs and redirect your IT staff to more profitable digital development projects. The engine room of a business is powerful and reliable IT, and cloud computing allows you to access the most up-to-date technology.

2. Pay for what you need

Cloud computing allows you to select and pay for only the programmes, services, and capabilities you require. This is an excellent alternative to purchasing a system or software package that is inflexible and requires further update expenditures. You may continue to use familiar tools and software with Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform, improving user productivity.

3. Flex up or down

You can easily add more capacity in the cloud when you need to increase server capacity, add users, or handle an increase in demand. You can flex up or down if those requirements alter. You are not locked into a long-term infrastructure expense commitment, which is unavoidable with on-premises facilities. Instead, you adjust capacity and services to perfectly match your actual business demands.

The most popular cloud computing services, such as Microsoft Azure, rely on a global network of secure data centres equipped with the most up-to-date processing technology. That means you receive fast, dependable service since the network distributes demand and load across numerous sites, ensuring that everyone who needs it has ample power, storage, and bandwidth.

4. Stay up to date

Working in the Microsoft cloud ensures that you always have the most recent versions of the software, apps, and tools you use on a daily basis.

There is no downtime with automatic updates, so there is no impact on business performance and no need for local upgrades or maintenance. All of your Microsoft systems will be fully integrated and updated to the most recent versions.

As soon as new product features and functions become available, your teams will be able to access and use them. Companies can get the most out of their Microsoft products, such as Outlook, by being able to complete day-to-day tasks all in one app, eliminating the need for different systems and time-consuming processes.

5. Leading security

Microsoft’s cloud data centres are protected and monitored by 3,500 cybersecurity specialists and intelligent systems around the clock. Microsoft spends over a billion dollars a year on security research and development. This implies that industry-leading protocols and software protect your data and transactions. To be safe, protection is applied automatically and updated on a regular basis. You can also rely on compliance with data transfer and protection legislation including GDPR: it’s easy to control, process, store, audit and erase your data securely.

6. Reliable, optimized technology

Because of the size and sophistication of the Microsoft cloud, maintenance and updates may be performed without affecting user service. For your business needs, Microsoft solely employs local servers. Recovery and backup servers are always available, giving you added peace of mind when it comes to data security. The cloud continuously checks and adjusts its server speed and performance using automated techniques. With up-time guaranteed by Microsoft, your team can always work fast and effectively to deliver excellent customer response and experience.

7. Innovate and adapt

Your team will always benefit from technology innovation thanks to constant access to the latest versions of tools and apps in the Microsoft cloud. This allows them to collaborate and complete things more quickly and efficiently. Business intelligence is generated via built-in analytics and reporting dashboards, which help you predict demand and influence customer experiences.

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