Running and maintaining your own IT servers is expensive. You need to purchase the right equipment and hire technicians to install and manage it. In addition, you need to constantly maintain and keep the hardware as well as necessary software licences and infrastructure updated. When you shift to the cloud, you will only pay for the services procured. This allows you to consolidate and have better control over your IT budget since you pay only for what you use.
Storing data and running resources on the cloud is a lot safer than on a local physical server. A breach of security at your premises can lead to compromised data and potential business downtime. If your data sits on the cloud, breaching the security measures on this platform is difficult because it’s multi-layered and teams of cybersecurity experts work together to help safeguard this. Cloud computing also helps your business meet compliance standards requirements.
One of the major benefits of running services and resources on the cloud is, it gives you and your team the flexibility to continuously work anywhere at any time from any computing device with an internet connection. Being on the cloud allows your business to ensure efficient collaboration across locations, departments and even regions and effective sharing of information with other parties such as customers, contractors, partners and many more.
The traditional way of planning for growth is to purchase and keep additional servers, storage, licenses and other supporting infrastructure. On the cloud, scaling resources is fast, easy and non-disruptive. You can get additional storage space or services whenever you need them helping your business adapt to growing demand. Being on the cloud ensures that you can future-proof your business.
Traditional computing system require extensive disaster recovery plans. A breach or even system failure can lead to permanent data loss if no proper backup strategy is in place. On the cloud, you get a more robust backup and disaster recovery plan with regional and global fail-over option. This level of disaster recovery is difficult and expensive to achieve on premise.
By leveraging cloud-based solutions to deliver the modern workplace, you can increase employee satisfaction, retention, productivity, collaboration and security while delivering a consistent end user experience within your business. The products and services include enriched tools that provide immediate access to data and other business information. They help improve workforce productivity with the ability to work across multiple platforms and reduced travel and other related costs while improving sharing of information within your organisation.
With managed services your business will enjoy solutions and support that allows you and your workforce the flexibility to work efficiently, securely from anywhere, anytime and from any device. As your Managed Services Provider (MSP), Linchpin can provide your business efficient ways to stay up-to-date on technology, have access to skills and address issues related to cost, quality of service and security.