Newsflash, Cloud Business Intelligence adoption is soaring in 2018 and level of ubiquity is almost twice as that of 2016. A recently completed survey showed that over 90% of Sales and Marketing teams find Cloud Business Intelligence important for completing tasks, especially in 2018.
These should be enough reasons to convince you that cloud computing is now an ingrained part of business operations. But how is it effecting the change? This question is the bone of contention in this blog post and we shall use all the resources in our power to drive the point home.
Before we get into the brass tacks, let’s garner some perspective with some findings from the RightScale State of the Cloud Report 2018.
Key highlights from the RightScale 2018 State of the Cloud Report include:
These are just excerpts from the report published earlier this year, which just goes on to emphasize the push towards the cloud by small, medium and large companies alike. If you have been working on shared servers for your hosting and site management requirements, you might want to follow the example of a large number of these aforementioned companies who have discovered a tangible business value in migrating to the cloud.
Here are some reasons why you may want to consider the cloud for your business.
Depending on the business operation you manage, your business can either scale up or down. Usually, scaling means that you’re transferring your database to a larger and more powerful server, installing expensive upgrades, and probably leasing a bigger office space. This cycle will then continue the next time you choose to expand to accommodate even more users.
With cloud computing, however, you only need your cloud service provider to handle this aspect of your business. What is required is that you just indicate the number of people you plan to cater for and they’ll get it done. This saves you time and money and you can dedicate the effort to other things.
Speaking about money, the next point handles it well.
Let’s take Amazon Web Services as an example. A bigger company, Amazon, purchases extremely powerful computer systems which can support as many users as possible. They then lease a portion of their space to smaller startups, giving these companies the opportunity to enjoy improved computing power without buying the powerful machines.
Now, this definitely reduces the amount you spend on infrastructure and personnel. You also do not need to pay for office space. And certainly, the energy consumed is not an issue. There are also fewer outages which could otherwise harm your profit.
Thanks to technological advancement and automation, your file storage system is both updated and maintained autonomously. Ensuring that you always stay ahead of your competitors. Not only do you enjoy the software updates, you get to leverage server upgrades and improvement in processing power, which is not easy to execute when you manage your IT yourself.
An agile business is a futuristic business and this is the only business that can stand the test of time in this thoroughly competitive digital market. Cloud computing positions you well to be able to take advantage of any shift in the market. There’s no pressure on you to raise capital or gather human resources in a haste. In essence, cloud computing eliminates the barriers to business growth and agility.
Hello? We’re in the 21st century. “I forgot the key to my cabinet where I keep my files” is no longer a cogent excuse. Clients will see you as both irresponsible and incompetent if this trend continues. Cloud computing means that everything is available on the cloud and you get access to every vital information anywhere and everywhere.
Biztruss works closely with businesses ranging from startups to large sized entities in helping them draft their cloud strategy depending on their stated objectives. Scaling is a core consideration that companies need to factor in towards framing and building their cloud management exercise. This is particularly important when you are factoring in a huge surge of registrants and visitors to your app or site or when you have a much larger number of transactions to account for. Under no circumstance, can your site crash under the load.
You may want to look through another one of our blogs that focuses on the subject of scaling here. We at Biztruss advocate the value of elastic loads but more importantly it needs to be supported by a set of measures that run complimentary towards the scaling exercise.
Just like you gleaned from the introduction, the benefits of cloud computing are manifold, perhaps, too many to count. You also enjoy staffing efficiency, reduced capital expenditures, accelerated time to market, etc. Cloud computing is undoubtedly an integral part of business today. If you’ve not joined the train, you should give it serious consideration.
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