Moving your business to the cloud is a big step. It will revolutionize your businesses operations. From how and when your business can access your critical applications, the works flows and productivity. Hosting applications centrally will increase accessibility and reduce costs of ownership. By implementing this change correctly and efficiently your employees will thank you, your customers and clients will thank you, and in turn so will business.
Yes that’s right, the world of computing has changed. Gone are the days where every company had to rely on expensive servers (with their associated high running costs).
"The cloud offers a platform for companies to work and store their data on. The massive adoption levels evidence just how effective it can be for business." - Solid Start Property Inspections
As well as individual companies hosting applications and data in the cloud, your software suppliers are all moving to a Software as a Service (SaaS) model. This has moved the costs to being Operational Expenditure (OpEx) as opposed to a Capital Expenditure (CapEx).
The reason that so many are adopting the cloud is because it offers many benefits. For example, having a software-based foundation instantly instils better security. From an infrastructure perspective, hosting providers spend incredible amounts of time, money and effort on ensuring they have the highest levels of security. As the guardians of information, it is down to them to keep it safe. An easy way to think about this is that Google are going to have better security protocols than your business could ever wish for or afford.
Additionally, SaaS and hosting companies invest incredible amounts on their architecture to ensure the resilience and speed of the service. In addition being SaaS means providers can ensure you are on the most recent version of software which massively increases the ability of providers to roll out security and software patches. Doing all this centrally reduces the costs of hardware and system maintenance costs.
Service providers do a very good job of ensuring that their services are at peak performance. To get the best form this, and maximise user experience and subsequent performance, hardware and network connectivity are essential to get right.
Slow and dated machines can cost 30 minutes of staff time a day, this equates to 15 days a year. As a business owner you can really see the impact of this when multiplying by the wage bill! In addition to this, slow machines really annoy your workers during stressful periods.
This is even more important. Both upload and download speeds are factors when using the cloud. Therefore getting the right connection for your business is crucial. Homeworkers are different from large offices as there is much less of a demand.
Ethernet must be a real consideration for businesses with 10-15 employees. This is because all those people could be requiring the connection to the cloud at the same time. This number is then reduced in a more creative and thus more demanding environment, for example video production.
Additionally, the ability to prioritise traffic is an incredible feature that is certain to help you get the biggest bang for your buck. Being able to prioritise important traffic such as a video conference call or VOIP over YouTube allows you to have enhanced capabilities and experiences with a lower bandwidth.
Similarly, backup is also reliant on connection.
"To use the cloud, connection is essential, and thus backup options are also essential." - QMAX Pumping Solutions
Diverse routing, sim enabled routers and mobile hotspots are all options that will provide you with that back up connection, in case your primary connection was to fail.
Finally, it is noteworthy to state that cloud computing and the ever-growing reliance on network connectivity is future proof. You will need to adapt with the times, but connectivity is certain. Data usage is only going to grow, and connectivity is only going to grow in accordance with the needs of businesses and users.
With over 75 years of combined experience, the TelcoSolutions team has a wealth of knowledge in the telecom sector. We have seen drastic changes occur throughout this time, and have made it our priority to stay ahead of the curve to be able to offer our clients the right solutions at the best prices. We are able to do this by leveraging the 180 providers in our portfolio to find the correct solution for our individual clients. Customer satisfaction is of utmost importance to us. Through our dedicated account management team, we ensure that the installation, on-boarding, billing, and customer service are all accounted for and run as smoothly and efficiently as possible. Our experienced professionals and desire to maintain high levels of customer satisfaction are what set us apart from our competitors.
With over 75 years of combined experience, the TelcoSolutions team has a wealth of knowledge in the telecom sector.
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