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5 Reasons to Embrace Cloud Solutions

Posted: 22nd January 2019

As more and more companies benefit from cloud solutions, it is estimated that 78% of small businesses will have adopted cloud computing by 2020.

Still to be convinced? Here are our 5 Reasons to Embrace Cloud Solutions.

Security and Compliance

Integrating cloud solutions into your business operations, will ensure your business data and email are both secure and backed up. Cloud platforms offer security solutions to help reduce the risk of a cyber attack. They will ensure valuable data isn’t lost if you are exposed to risk. In a recent study, Microsoft* found that 94% of companies who had introduced cloud solutions reported security benefits.

Boost your Business Productivity

Cloud solutions enable relevant documents & projects to be stored and shared securely. Teams and colleagues will be able to work in a more flexible and collaborative way. By fully embracing the flexibility of cloud platforms, organisations can improve workflow and increase team productivity. A study by Frost & Sullivan found that SMBs that invest in cloud collaboration tools increase their productivity by as much as 400%**

Mobility, Flexibility & Scalability

Traditional on premise solutions can be difficult and expensive to scale up as your business grows and develops. Cloud based platforms can easily be scaled up or down to meet the needs of your business. You have flexibility to increase or decrease resources when you need them.

Reduce costs

In their recent study, Microsoft* found that 82% of companies who had introduced cloud solutions experienced lower costs. As well as opportunities to scale up or down when required, cloud platforms reduce capital expenditure. Monthly subscriptions can help to spread operational costs through out the year.

Future Proof your Business

Are you’re competitors already reaping the benefits of cloud solutions? Cloud based technologies are designed to benefit businesses of all sizes. Smaller businesses can use platforms which provide a competitive advantage. Technologies which were previously aimed at the enterprise market are now fully scalable and open up opportunities for SMEs which were previously too expensive.

If you would like to find out how cloud solutions can benefit your business, IT Centric would be delighted to meet you. Contact us on 0131 477 2644 to arrange a consultation.

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