In Central Texas and anywhere in the world, cloud computing has changed from a cutting-edge technology to a well-established part of the IT function in many businesses. Cloud computing offers the benefits of cost savings and access to new technology. Learn what cloud computing can do for businesses in the San Antonio Market or at a bigger scale, as well as what to consider before migrating to the cloud.
The Growth of Cloud Computing
According to a report published by CompTIA in 2018, 81% of companies say operations made in the cloud has had at least a moderate, if not outstanding, effect on their automation efforts. Even though the hype over cloud computing has decreased, this mode of computing is still a key feature of IT planning in most companies. The IDC expects that cloud spending will reach $162 billion dollars by 2020. And more and more IT spending in companies is cloud-based.
The Benefits of Cloud Computing
A key benefit of Cloud Computing is providing new tools companies or local businesses can use to generate growth. DaaS, desktop as a service, is one of those tools often included in Cloud services. Because of applications like VoIP, Call Center and Cloud backup of data, to move data and safely back it up in the cloud, companies can focus on strategies for long-term growth and explore new prospects for business growth. For IT workers, the prospect of job loss lessens, since they can learn new skills and expand their roles. Finally, migrating to the cloud can help reduce costs by changing capital expense—perhaps in the form of aging infrastructure—to operating expense. But even with all the benefits of cloud computing, certain factors need to be considered before migration.
What to Consider Before Choosing the Cloud
When your company is considering migrating to the cloud, first consider whether public or private cloud is right for your business. In Texas, companies are subject to regulations like HIPAA, which in that private cloud would be the right solution for you. If you are migrating to a public or hybrid cloud, ask the potential provider about the security of their data center. Also consider, data centers near reliable power grids are the least vulnerable. If you have employees working remotely, make sure they know proper security procedures. Other options for your company may be using virtual desktop for applications or software-as-a-service to get life out of aging infrastructure.
To learn about the benefits of moving to the cloud as well as what to consider when choosing a cloud service provider, contact A1Bizcom today!